Vernon, BC: Cameron MacDonald is bringing his scoring touch to the Vipers for the 2019-20 season. The 5’10” speedster from Surrey committed to Vernon after the April spring camp.
In 61 games over two years at Abbotsford’s Yale Hockey Academy, Cameron has produced 51 goals and 47 assists. In between those two years he played a year of major midget hockey with the Valley West Hawks, where he notched 27 goals and 19 assists in 34 games.
He says that a lot of his goals come from “going hard to the opposition net, looking for deflections and rebounds.” He attributes that approach partly to Yale Academy coach Mark Holick, the former Viper bench boss. He also says that “Coach Holick has urged me to use my speed to beat defenders wide and create scoring chances.”
That speed and the scoring touch were certainly on display during the Viper spring camp where he caught the attention of Viper scouts and fans alike.
A strong student from a family that values education, he has chosen the prep school route and the Vipers because, he says, “that combination of experiences improves your chances of getting an NCAA scholarship to a good university with a good hockey program.” As a long term goal after hockey, he has his sights set on a career as an independent business owner.