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Griffin Mendel

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Kelowna, B.C.

High School:
Penticton Vees - BCHL

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 215

Position:
Defenseman

Birthdate:
02/18/1999


2017-18: Recorded first collegiate goal and point on Oct. 21, 2017 vs. Lake Superior State...

Before Denver: Skated with the Penticton Vees (BCHL) from 2015-17, amassing 24 points (4-20-24) and 20 PIMS in 106 career appearances... Won BCHL Championship with Penticton in 2017... Helped Team Canada White win Gold at the 2015 World U-17 Hockey Challenge in his home province of British Columbia, tallying one point (0-1-1) and 6 PIMS in 6 games…Captured a Canadian Sport School Hockey League championship with Okanagan Hockey Academy in 2015…

Personal: The son of James & Donna Mendel… Has one brother (Harrison, 21)… Favorite TV show is Game of Thrones… Favorite movie is Talladega Nights… Favorite musical artist Drake… Favorite video game is Counter-Strike: Global Offensive… Favorite NHL player is Shea Weber… Favorite NHL team is Vancouver… Has won academic awards with Penticton as well as the Okanagan Hockey Academy (Bantam/Midget)… Career goal is to play in the NHL and then become a physiotherapist… Enjoys playing soccer, basketball and spikeball… Also watches basketball regularly… Chose to attend DU because of its great athletic/academic tradition…
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