Bombers Sign Montrealer Migabo

by Bombers Staff

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.