The 2017 – 2018 Greater Metro Hockey League Niagara Whalers have added 21 year old Ontario Hockey League alumni Brandon Lindberg. Lindberg joins the Whalers after spending the 2016 – 2017 hockey season in Caledonia with the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League Corvairs.
The 6’1” and 200 lbs forward spent 2012 – 2016 in the OHL with Saginaw Spirit (2012 -2014) and Sarnia Sting (2014 – 2016). In his time with the Sting, the Waterloo, Ontario native played 238 regular season games where he sank 35 goals and had 42 assists along with tallying 127 minutes in penalties. In 13 post season games with Sarnia, Lindberg had one goal and one assist. With the Corvairs in 2016 – 2017, Brandon scored 42 goals and added 67 contributors to his season total while accumulating 184 penalty minutes.
In 12 play – off games in Caledonia, Lindberg who was named the 2016 – 2017 Most Valuable Player, GOJHL Top Scorer sank another five goals and added seven more assists to his season totals. In the first game as a Niagara Whaler, Lindberg found the net once while contributing one assist.
Niagara general manager told the Junior Hockey Network that “Anytime you add a player who scores over 100 points in a season, It’s an exciting signing that’s for sure. I watched him last season in Caledonia, and what impresses besides his scoring, is his aggressive and pursuit on pucks. He brings leadership and four years of OHL experience to our team. I’m excited for the younger players to interact and learn from him. He’s going to help fill out our locker room and make our locker room that much stronger.”
Note: The Niagara Whalers would like to congrat Brian Fish his new position with the Greater Metro Hockey League Wiarton Schooners as their new general manager.