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Nipissing Lakers add big defenceman

'We are extremely happy that Will chose to come to Nipissing'
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The Nipissing Lakers men's hockey team has bolstered its back end, adding a veteran of the Central Canadian Jr A Hockey League (CCHL) , the team announced recently.  

Defenceman Will Larsen is set to join the Lakers after a successful career that saw him suit up for 177 games with the Smith Falls Bears, Kanata Lasers and currently with the Renfew Wolves.

The Nepean product also played in nine playoff games with the Lasers.

Larsen is focused on the season underway, but is also looking forward to the future with the Lakers.

"After talking with coach (Mike) McParland I knew Nipissing was the right fit," said Larsen. 

"I'm excited to be a part of such a renowned organization and contribute to this team's successes."

Larsen played one game for the Bears in 2015-16 before becoming a full-time player with the Lasers in 2016-17.

Over his time in the CCHL, Larsen has piled up 11 goals, 30 assists and 195 penalty minutes.

He currently has one goal this season.

The 6-foot-3 blueliner likes what he has seen from the Lakers and Nipissing from both the athletic and academic aspects.

"I'm excited to join a program that puts their players first and wants to see all their players succeed on and off the ice," he said.

"Nipissing has a strong hockey program and strong academics which will allow me to not only develop on the ice, but also grow as a person."

McParland believes Larsen will add dimensions of the game that will benefit the team and he's counting on Larsen to be part of a strong group in the 2021-22 season.

"We are extremely happy that Will chose to come to Nipissing. With Will we add size and mobility to the back end. Will has also already taken a couple of University courses as he understands the value of getting ahead," McParland explained.

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