Toner returns north of the border, joins Ridgebacks men’s hockey

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The Ontario Tech men’s hockey team is pleased to welcome Drew Toner as an addition to their offence for the 2022-23 season.
 
From Fredericton, N.B., the 21-year-old right winger is joining the Ridgebacks after playing last season with Norwich University (National Collegiate Athletic Association – Division 3), where he appeared in six games. 
 
Toner’s junior career was spent close to home playing in the Maritime Hockey League (MHL). He completed two seasons with the Campbellton Tigers before being traded back to the Grand Falls Rapids.
 
From 2017-19, Toner played a total of 90 games in the two seasons he spent with the Tigers, accumulating 13 goals and 28 assists. Toner added two assists in five games, with the Tigers competing in the 2018 MHL playoffs. In 2019, Toner scored five goals and three assists during the Canadian Tire Cup playoffs as the Tigers advanced to the league final before falling to Yarmouth by just one goal.
 
In 2019, Toner was acquired by Grand Falls, where he played his final two seasons of junior hockey. With the Rapids he appeared in 71 games, finishing with 24 goals and 42 assists. He finished fifth for 2019-20 team scoring and was named the Bob Boucher Hockey Assistance Fund Scholarship winner for that year.
 
During the 2020-21 season, Toner finished with the seventh best points-per-game average in the MHL and tied for the team scoring lead. He also completed his season being named an all-star at right-wing and a player of the week four times.
 
“I’m very excited to further my education at Ontario Tech while joining the men’s hockey program,” said Toner. “I can’t wait to get started in September with my new hockey family.”
 
Ridgeback men’s hockey coach Curtis Hodgins is thrilled to add Toner’s talents to their roster as the anticipation for their upcoming season continues.
 
“Drew is a player who I recruited very hard last off season as I really liked the mix of hockey talent and character that he brought to the table,” said Hodgins. “When I found out recently that he wanted to return to Canada and play U SPORTS hockey, it was an easy decision to once again recruit him and we are excited to see him join our hockey program this September. He is another really good two-way player who plays the game the right way.”
 

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