The UBC Thunderbirds men’s hockey program is proud to introduce the first members of its latest recruiting class. Two goaltenders and two forwards, all British Columbians—including one player from Port Alberni—will be joining a UBC team that finished with an 11-15-2 regular season record last year.
Robert Lindores returns to B.C. after spending the last two seasons playing for the NCAA Division I hockey program at Northern Michigan University.
The right winger from Port Alberni recorded one assist in 16 games played with the Wildcats.
“I am extremely excited to have the opportunity to play hockey in my home province again and attend a great school like UBC,” said the 6-foot-1 Lindores.
“I want to contribute to the team where I’m asked and make an immediate impact. I’m excited for the season to start and thankful for a fresh start.”
Before heading south, Lindores played just over four seasons in the BCHL, splitting time between the Alberni Valley Bulldogs and Surrey Eagles.
He scored six goals and nine assists in 89 regular season appearances with Alberni Valley between 2007 and 2010.
With Surrey, Lindores tallied 35 goals and 47 assists in 118 regular season games. In 37 BCHL playoff outings, he had eight goals and 12 assists.
“Robert comes in with a chip on his shoulder and something to prove,” said Kuntz.
“He’s hungry. We like hungry players. I have had a good rapport with Robert since his days with the Surrey Eagles in which he had a point-per-game final season and an exceptional playoff.
“Robert is a guy that will come in and work extremely hard.
“He is a heavy, physical player from Vancouver Island that will grind his opponents down and contribute positively to our group.
“Robert is a great fit for our program,” Kuntz added.
Lindores will be enrolled in the Faculty of Arts in the fall.