Brady Risk signs with Uni­ver­sity of Fair­banks

The Drumheller Mail - - Sports - Patrick Ko­lafa

A Drumheller Dragon is head­ing way up north to Alaska for the 2020-2021 sea­son to play with the Nanooks.

Brady Risk has com­mit­ted to the Uni­ver­sity of Alaska Fair­banks to play for the Nanooks. They play in the started out the same.

“It was tit-for-tat for both of us and then it got into some re­ally heavy wrestling and he had top pres­sure on me I just couldn’t get out from un­der­neath and he got the win with a TKO,” said Schel­len­berg.

De­spite the loss, it was a step for­ward in his ca­reer.

“It felt great to get back in there. There was a lit­tle bit of cage rust, but I felt great to be there, it was where I be­long,” he said.

He is back at it train­ing and look­ing for­ward to more op­por­tu­ni­ties.

“There is a card com­ing up next month I have my name in for, so hope­fully I get in and there are few more Western Col­le­giate Hockey Con­fer­ence at the Di­vi­sion 1 Level.

“Brady is a highly ex­plo­sive player who plays in all sit­u­a­tions,” says Coach Kevin Has­sel­berg. “Brady is a player that val­ues prepa­ra­tion and will spend count­less hours perfecting his skills. He draws peo­ple to him with his con­ta­gious en­thu­si­asm and Brady Risk has signed with the Uni­ver­sity of Alaska Fair­banks to play for the Nanooks for the 2020-2021 sea­son.

Photo couresty Bro­ken Cur­few Pho­tog­ra­phy pas­sion for the game. We are very for­tu­nate to have Brady play out his fi­nal year of ju­nior el­i­gi­bil­ity as a Dragon and look for­ward to even more of his in­spi­ra­tional play next sea­son.”

Risk has played three sea­sons with the Drag­ons. Orig­i­nally from Medicine Hat, the 19-year-old for­ward has 43 ca­reer goals and 58 as­sists in 176 games with the Drag­ons. This sea­son he was rec­og­nized as Top Play-Off Per­former for the Drag­ons dur­ing the 2019 play-offs con­tribut­ing 3 points in 5 games played in­clud­ing a dou­ble-over­time goal ty­ing that se­ries at two.

He is the eighth Dragon to ob­tain a post-sec­ondary schol­ar­ship this sea­son

Nanooks are fa­mil­iar with the Drag­ons pro­gram. Dion and Bran­don Knelsen as well as Jeff Young, A.J Mikkelsen, and Justin Tate­son.

Last sea­son the Nanooks had a 12-14-4 record.

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