The Razorback Hockey team is pleased to announce F-Sine Chadi as the next 2017-2018 Arkansas commit. The 6’3” 215 lbs. left-shooting forward recently completed his junior league career playing for the Long Beach Bombers in the Western States Hockey League.
Chadi played 11 games with the Bombers and contributed 3 goals. Bombers Head Coach Chris White said, “Sine was a late-addition to our club last season. We picked him up at the deadline to add some size and grit to our talented forward group as we approached playoffs. He plays a physical game, and it often appears that defensemen can uncomfortably sense him bearing down on them on the forecheck. He possesses a heavy shot, and was used as a net-front presence on the power play. Most importantly, Sine is a dedicated, hard-working young man who exudes a certain level of maturity and professionalism. We are thrilled he has chosen University of Arkansas to continue his hockey career and academic studies.”
Before his time with the Bombers, the Edmonton, Alberta, native played for the Calgary Mustangs in the Alberta Junior Hockey League. In 33 games with the Mustangs, Chadi recorded 9 goals and 2 assists, with 66 penalty minutes.
Chadi spent his 2015-16 campaign with the North Edmonton Redwings in the Capital Junior Hockey League in Alberta. There, he played 32 games, recorded 11 goals, 19 assists, and 43 penalty minutes. During his 2014-15 season, Chadi played for the Blind River Beavers (NOJHL), Fort Murray Oil Barons (AJHL), and Dauphin Kings (MJHL).
Chadi explains that hockey is “huge” in his family and “everything is associated with hockey somehow.” Chadi started skating at 4 years old—as soon as he was able to skate. Soon, his younger siblings all took up the sport as well.
Regarding his commitment to the University of Arkansas, Chadi said, “I wanted to be a part of the Razorback community because of the atmosphere around the athletes and the truly one of a kind program. I am very excited to advance my hockey career here and also get top-notch education.”
Chadi becomes the eighth in the 2017-18 recruiting class that features players from five different states and two countries. Chadi joins the following players:
F/D-Paiute Morrison (Southern Oregon Spartans, WSHL)
D-Kyle Dudley (Euless Jr. Stars, NA3HL)
D-Shaun Foster (SUNY-Canton, NCAA).
D-Kenatae Medure (Atlanta Capitals, NA3HL)
D-Corey Rees (Long Beach Sharks, NA3HL)
G-Max Barr (Long Beach Bombers, WSHL);
G-Rio Virgoe (Jersey Shore Wildcats, NA3HL)
The University of Arkansas is the only SEC school to field two hockey teams. The Division I team has, since 2015, competed in the Western Collegiate Hockey Conference (learn more here). The Division III team will in 2017-18 begin its eleventh season competing in the Southeastern Collegiate Hockey Conference (learn more here). All home games are played at The Jones Center for Families in Springdale.