Greenaway headed to Concordia

The North Stars made it official yesterday announcing that 20 year old former Star forward Ben Greenaway has committed to play Division 3 hockey with the Concordia University Falcons. Greenaway will be competing in the same Northern Collegiate Hockey Association as Michael Gudmandson as the two will get a chance to go head to head. Based in Wisconsin, Concordia recently committed former North Stars forward Travis Marit from the Winkler Flyers who are lead by former North Stars Coach Ken Pearson. Ben will join former SJHL players Brett Penner, Riley Storzuk, and Brandt Weldon all of whom played for the Flin Flon Bombers Organization.

Greenaway came to the North Stars as a pretty raw forward who had never really been given a chance to show what he could do. I can still remember that first pre-season game that I saw him play. He was big, skated well, laid a massive hit, scored a break away goal and got hurt. It was a great introduction to what he could do. The North Stars stuck with Ben as he got healthy and that faith paid off. In two season with the North Stars Greenaway post 21 points and 270 PIMS. Always there to back up and protect his team mates, Ben was also a leader on the team in hits and blocked shots.

It was a pleasure getting to know Ben over the past two seasons and watching as he matured into an even better hockey player and person. The Stars will have a tough time replacing what Greenaway brought to the team both on and off the ice. As has been the case with almost every player the North Stars have had the last 3 years I also got a chance to get to know Ben’s family a little bit and they will be missed as well.

The Falcons are going to be very pleased with this addition. And no matter what Greenaway does moving forward he will always have a place in North Stars history after this epic fight.

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