Former Grand Falls Rapids’ standout forward BEN DIAMOND has committed to play next season at Ontario Tech University of the Ontario University Athletics conference.

Last season, Diamond led the Rapids with 34 goals including 3 shorthanded tallies, leading his team in that department. He finished second in points with 67 points while earning 33 assists.

A 2002-born player, Diamond was a key player for the Rapids in many facets of the game, including at the faceoff circle where he particularly excelled.

As a member of the Ontario Tech Ridgebacks, he will now join former Rapids’ forward Drew Toner who played last season with the team based in Oshawa, Ontario.

Rapids’ head coach Greg Leland is very pleased to see Diamond pursue this next chapter of his hockey career:
“We are very pleased and excited to see that Ben will be prolonging his career as a student/athlete at Ontario Tech University”, mentions Leland.
“Junior hockey plays a role in the development of a player/person and we are happy for Ben that he will be able to start his next chapter in his pursuit of excellence.

Coach Hodgins and I have a relationship based on mutual respect and we are more than happy to send student/athletes his way.”

The Rapids’ organization, as well as the community and its fans, would like to wish good luck to Ben in his future hockey career.


Patrick Thibault