Top sniper joins Langley-based Spartans fold

The B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League’s top gun from last season is now a Spartan.

The Trinity Western University Spartans bolstered their offence in a huge way for the upcoming campaign as the Langley squad officially announced the addition of former Selkirk left winger and BCIHL leading goal-scorer Cody Fidgett on Tuesday.

The Richmond native, who was part of the Selkirk side that knocked off the Spartans in the 2014 BCIHL title series, tallied 22 goals in 24 games last year to earn a share of the league lead with then-teammate Connor McLaughlin.

Both Saints snipers edged TWU forward JP Villeneuve, who had 21 goals in his rookie season, for top spot in the BCIHL goal-scoring race.

The 5’11” 185-pound Fidgett, who will enter his fourth year of eligibility this fall, finished last year with 22 goals and 15 assists in 24 games and, in two seasons in the BCIHL with Selkirk, has 32 goals and 28 assists in 43 games.

In addition to his regular season totals, Fidgett, 23, had four goals and eight assists in eight playoff games as he helped Selkirk to back-to-back league titles.

“We are excited to be adding a player of Cody’s calibre,” Spartans coach Barret Kropf said. “He has shown he can produce offensively in this conference and with his class load coming to an end at Selkirk College, we are glad that he was able to transfer his courses to the TWU business program and work towards his degree. He gives us instant depth up front and should be a nice fit alongside JP for the coming season.”

Prior to his collegiate career, the graduate of Richmond’s McRoberts Secondary spent four seasons with the junior B Delta Ice Hawks of the Pacific Junior Hockey League.

In 109 PJHL regular season games, Fidgett collected 55 goals and 32 assists while adding another 34 goals and 25 assists in 49 playoff games.

“I’m excited to come to Trinity Western to further my education and help the Spartans win a championship,” said Fidgett, who plans to study business at the Langley university.

Fidgett brings a winning pedigree to the Spartans as he comes to TWU having won his team’s league title in each of the last three years.

Fidgett’s Saints captured the BCIHL crown in both 2013, when he scored the championship winner in overtime, and 2014, while in 2012, he guided Delta to the PJHL title.

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