07/24/2009 2:01 AM
Birth year: ‘92
Hometown: Fairbanks, Alaska
Last Team Played for: Fairbanks Arctic Lions U 16 Tier 1
“Ben has a high compete factor, he’s a hardworking kid and will do well within our system.”
“He’s skilled, but he's the type of kid that will do whatever you ask of him, and do it well.”
-Trevor Converse Rhinos Director of Scouting and Player Personnel
Ben comes to the Rhinos as a part of the new team partnership agreement with the Fairbanks Ice Dogs of the NAHL.
"I’m excited about becoming a Rhino; I thought Coach Herman was a great guy when I spoke to him."
"I spoke to coach (Rob) Proffitt (Arctic Lions & Fairbanks Ice Dogs GM), about El Paso and he told me it was probably the top organization at the Tier III level."
"My parents are all for my moving to El Paso, I’m excited to be out on my own for the first time and I won’t miss the -60 degree winter."
"I think the biggest adjustment playing Juniors will be the speed, but my goal is to play all the games."
"I consider myself a power forward who can be a scorer when needed."