Dalhousie Tigers men’s hockey head coach Chris Donnelly is pleased to announce the commitment of Brett Crossley for the 2019-20 season.
Crossley, a centre from Cole Harbour, N.S., is coming off a 29-goal season with the Yarmouth Mariners of the Maritime Junior Hockey League (MHL). Drafted 21st overall by the Halifax Mooseheads in 2014, he went on to play four seasons with them before joining Yarmouth. Off the ice, Crossley was twice named the Halifax Mooseheads Athletic and Academic Player of the Year.
“I am excited to joint the Dalhousie Tigers,” says Crossley. “Not only is it a great opportunity as a hockey player, but it will allow me to excel in the classroom. Dalhousie is a top-notch university, located in a great city. I am thrilled to be close to home and one day join my parents as Dalhousie alumni.”
Crossley will be working towards a Bachelor of Management while attending Dalhousie.
“After playing four years with the Halifax Mooseheads, Brett found his offensive game while playing for the Yarmouth Mariners,” says Donnelly. “He is a hard-working, very skilled player who plays an intelligent game and we believe will bring an offensive dimension to our team.”
Crossley’s father played for the men’s hockey team from 1984 to 1986 and returned as the head coach of the team for the 2007-08 season.
The Tigers begin the 2019-20 season at home on September 25, when they host StFX.