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Goalie Ryan Sanborn commits to Spruce Kings

PRINCE GEORGE – The Prince George Spruce Kings are excited to announce the commitment of goaltender Ryan Sanborn (’05) for the 2023-24 BC Hockey League season.

A product of Brookfield, Connecticut, USA, Sanborn spent the past few seasons at The Hill School in Pottstown, Pennsylvania and has already committed to an NCAA D1 program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). RPI is located in Troy, New York.

“Over the recruiting process, I had a couple of BCHL teams reach out to me but I ultimately settled with Prince George because I felt like they were most interested in me and because I like the coaching staff,” said Sanborn on his commitment to the Spruce Kings.

During the span of the past few seasons, Sanborn racked up 3,370 minutes between the pipes for The Hill School, registering a 2.37 goals-against average and a .921 save percentage.

“Ryan has good size and mobility which compliments his work ethic and compete level,” said Spruce Kings head coach Alex Evin. “We hope that he can contribute to our team’s future success and develop into a very solid junior and collegiate goaltender.”

The six-foot-two 193-pound goalie describes his style of play as being aggressive but efficient with little wasted movement.

“I try to keep everything as simple as I can, but there are definitely times when I need to use my athleticism to make desperation saves,” admitted Sanborn. “I like to use my size to play big and strive to always be on the correct technical angles in and out of the crease. I feel that my approach is to remain poised, but calm at all times.”

Having already committed to NCAA’s RPI Engineers, Sanborn believes there’s still room to improve and better his game.

“It’s a time period where I can get better and improve on my weaknesses,” said Sanborn. I want to be as prepared as I can possibly be for college and I know PG will definitely be able to help me with that.”

The Spruce Kings would like to welcome Ryan to the family and look forward to him joining us in Northern B.C.