Jerry York and company are hard at work putting together the team for York's next 1000 wins, adding forward Mitch Martanto their 2017/18 recruiting class over the weekend.
In some respects, Martan has a bit of an unusual profile for a BC recruit. For starters, he's Canadian, a native of Whitby, Ontario. And unlike many of the Canadian players BC has recruited, Martan has played his entire career north of the border, playing the last two years at St. Andrew's College in Aurura, Ontario. Martan has 64 points in 79 career games for St. Andrew's.
In other ways, he seems like a prototypical BC recruit. A left-shooting left winger, he's listed at just 5'8''. Martan is described as being a good skater with excellent balance and a high hockey IQ. In that sense, Martan fits a typical BC recruiting profile.
Martan is 17 and will turn 18 this summer, so he could theoretically enroll next season. However, Martan is considered a likely 2017/18 enrolee, as BC will presumably use next season to get Martan some experience at a higher level as he preps to come to BC.
BC has 3 forwards set to enroll next season and 5 more the next year. While Brendan Silk and Peter McMullen are the only two forwards who will graduate after this season, BC will likely be hit by some early departures.
Congratulations to Mitch Martan and welcome to the Heights!