The Wildcats have added their 3rd commitment to the 2020/21 recruiting class in a big way with the addition of fast, power-forward, George Orfanos.
Orfanos, standing at 6’1” and 190 lbs., comes from Lake Forrest, Illinois. He spent the last 3 seasons with the Soo Eagles in the (NOJHL) Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League.
“I chose Arizona because it represents everything I was seeking - both academically and in a hockey program,” said George Orfanos. “Academically the programs and resources have a lot to offer and align with my educational and career goals.”
I love to play hockey and the Wildcat program is strong: Top coach, talented teammates and faithful fans. I look forward to contributing to the teams continued success and to developing on and off the ice as a Wildcat. Coming from three winters in Norther Michigan with 120 + inches of snow, the weather is sure to be warmer in Tucson!”
Orfanos brings a rare combination of skill and physicality. His best skill set may be his top-end speed, combined with a big shot and tenacious pursuit of pucks. Additionally, he brings some versatility, as he can play center or wing.
“George is exactly what we look for in our program,” said coach Berman. “It’s very difficult to find his rare combination of size, skill and speed. Not to mention his high character and passion for the game. We like humble and hungry players in our program - guys that really hate to lose – I think George only adds to our culture in that way. He is one of those players whose impact spans far beyond the scoresheet. He knows how to use his speed defensively and should have a lot of takeaways and will be difficult to play against.”