Bombers Sign Montrealer Migabo

by Laura Cisneros

The Long Beach Bombers are proud to announce the signing of 6’2,  191lb forward, Shawn Migabo. The left shot winger hails from Montreal,  Quebec, and was born April 4, 2000. Last season, he played for Rothesay  Netherwood School, in St. John, New Brunswick.

Prior to  attending prep school, Shawn played U18 AAA for the Laval-Montreal  Rousseau Royal. At RNS, Shawn had a stat line of 20GP-4G-2A-6Pts in his  U18 season. The following year, in 2017-2018, his production increased  to 9GP-3G-4A-7Pts at the prep level. Jeff Lewis, the Director of Hockey  Operations at RNS, and Head Coach of the varsity hockey team, said,  “Shawn is a big forward with a hard shot that played very well when we  put him on our top line.”

Long Beach Bombers Head Coach  & General Manager, Chris White, commented, “Shawn has the ability  to be a solid power forward, in our league. I was able to watch video of  him, and really liked his play around the opponent’s net. He is  somewhat of a raw talent, at this point, and we look forward to trying  to develop him and refine his game. With three years of junior hockey  eligibility remaining, he has a lot of time to reach his full  potential.”

Shawn’s Player Profile:

Q & A with Shawn Migabo:

Last  season, you played for Rothesay Netherwood School, a prep academy in  Saint John, New Brunswick. How was your off-ice experience?

Last  year, playing for a very academically competitive prep school had me  very busy at all times of the day, all week. I had lots of assignments  and tests to prepare. The school had lots of restrictions and rules to  follow, which gave me no choice other than to stay locked in, and  focused on school and hockey. I was staying in a dorm with most of my  teammates. It increased chemistry and helped with team bonding.

This  year, you will turn your focus to hockey, in what will be your rookie  year of junior hockey.  What are your expectations for the upcoming  season?

I started last season playing Jr. AAA  in Quebec so I know what type of hockey to expect. It won't take me long  to get on track and excel in this league. I know my goals and have  responsibilities to achieve this year, but I try not to get distracted  by them as I want to start to love and trust the process of playing for  the Bombers. I don't know much of this league, since I'm playing very  far from home, so I don't know what exactly to expect. I'm confident  that having low expectations for what is to come will give me the chance  to have much more to accomplish.

What factors led to your decision to sign with the Bombers?

Playing  for the Bombers looked like the best place to play hockey for me. I  would be able to focus specifically on hockey. Looking at their recent  legacy, it was hard not to sign with the Bombers.

What are your short and long-term goals, when it comes to your hockey career?

My  short-term goal for my hockey career is to have 2 great seasons in Long  Beach in performance while having fun which would help me find a Div-1  NCAA school. The goal is to use my hockey skills to get a high quality education.

What type of player can Bombers fans expect to see, when Shawn Migabo steps on the ice?

The  Bombers fans can expect to see a high speed power forward with a high  velocity and accurate shot, who uses his body advantage as he should.  They can expect to see a player that plays for his team's win.