Hooksett, NH – One New Hamsphire Junior Monarchs received a Christmas gift like no other. Durham, New Hampshire native Ryan Randall and the University of New Hampshire agreed on a commitment date for the 2011 or 2012 season. Currently, the 6’0” 195lb left-shooting, second-year defensemen has a 7-12-19 stat line in 26 games, and is on pace to double his points from last season.
“Anybody who knows me, probably knows that I am from Durham and have wanted to go to UNH since I could skate,” Randall said. “When I went in three days before Christmas to meet with the coaching staff, I had never been so nervous and excited at the same time in my life. When they told me the situation, I couldn’t say yes fast enough. It seems like kind of a dream still, but words can’t express the level of excitement I have for playing for the Wildcats in the future.”
Ryan went on to acknowledge those who have had a critical involvement in his development as both a player and a person. “I couldn’t have done this without the help of Coach Tremblay and Coach Dennehy. I also could not have done this without Chris Grassie who has been a mentor and coach for me since I was a Squirt, and Coach Frew during my two years with the Monarchs Empire Team.”
Originally a forward growing up, the smooth skating defensemen has brought a strong two-way game to the Monarchs back-end. His ability with the puck and more importantly, his play without it, have helped the Monarchs greatly in the standings this season. The Durham product is the son of Vicki Randall.