Bobcats’ McFarlane commits to University of Windsor

Elliot Lake Bobcats
Press Release

Friday, Feb. 28, 2014

Contact: Ryan Leonard,

Bobcats’ McFarlane commits to University of Windsor

ELLIOT LAKE – The Elliot Lake Bobcats announced Friday that defenceman Bryan McFarlane has committed to attend the University of Windsor starting in the fall of 2014.

There were many factors that helped him narrow down the field and the two biggest factors in the decision making process were …  The Mechanical Engineering Program offered at the University of Windsor and the Lancers hockey program offered by the school.

“I couldn’t have done it with out all the help and guidance that the Bobcats organization gave throughout this year,” stated McFarlane.

“They really helped me make the right decision for my future.”  

He also added “GM/Owner/Coach Ryan Leonard and his entire staff helped out immensely.  

“They were there day-in, day-out to help push his game to the next level,” added McFarlane.  

“Without the help of those amazing Volunteers it would have been hard for me to reach my goals”.  

The 20-year-old blueliner, who hails from Scottsdale, Ariz., also wanted to point out that his teammates made him strive for more.

“I could not slack off on the ice when these guys were out there giving 110% I couldn’t let myself be the weak link in the chain.  Playing on a great team like the Bobcats only made me become a better player.  Sharing the ice with these guys was a true honour that I will not forget anytime soon”.  

McFarlane leads all D-men on the Elliot Lake roster in offensive production with eight goal and 29 assists for 29 points.

He also wanted to take the time to acknowledge the people that are sometimes forgotten.  

“My family, friends and the fans that stood behind us through the good and the bad is another big factor that helped me strive to be the best I can be, they were always behind me and that makes me proud to be able to take this next step.”