Recruit Spotlight: Brandon VanOphem

Recruit Spotlight: Brandon VanOphem

The Calvin College Knights are proud to officially announce the commitment of Brandon VanOphem.

The Knights are adding some versatility with the commitment of Brandon.  He’s a player that can shift between playing in the back and up front without notice.  He’s coming to Calvin from the Idaho Jr. Steelheads in the WSHL.  He played primarily as a Defenseman last season and posted 21 points in 40 games.  He spent his youth playing AAA in Detroit, Michigan, most recently for Compuware.

Head Coach Mike Petrusma had this to say about Brandon and his commitment to the Knights:

“Brandon is going to be able to contribute for us in a variety of ways.  We won’t hesitate to use him where we believe will best benefit our team.  He’s another big body and has a lot of skill.  He’s excellent on the puck and remains calm under pressure.  We’ve been trying to get him to Calvin for the past two years, so I’m really excited that he decided to become a Knight.”

Player Bio:

Hometown: Washington, Michigan
Height: 6’2”
Weight: 190
Team:  Idaho Jr. Steelheads (WSHL)
Position: Forward/Defense
Shoots: Left