Cochrane hockey player Damon Agyeman, 20, is heading to the Alberta Junior Hockey League after signing with the Grande Prairie Storm earlier this week.

Last spring, the WHL's Medicine Hat Tigers traded him to the Victoria Royals, but instead, he played the second half of the season with the Jr. Reign in Ontario, CA, making his USPHL debut at the heavily scouted Boston Showcase in Massachusetts.

“My time spent in Ontario with the Ontario Jr. Reign was a great and unforgettable experience," states Agyeman in an article appearing on the Jr. Reign website.  "I have to commend the coaching staff and the front office staff for providing a top-class environment.”

In January, the USPHL named him one of the league's players of the month shortly after he joined the club. He registered eight assists over the seven games he played in January. He also jumped right into the Jr. Reign’s D rotation, averaging 21:01 per game, and posted a +2 rating while blocking nine shots. 

Agyeman went on to be named the Reign's outstanding defenseman for the 2021-22 season. He collected one goal and 17 assists in only 16 games. Jr. Reign officials believe the addition of Agyeman played a significant role in the team making the playoffs in its inaugural season. 

''At 6'3'' 195 lbs., Damon combines good skating ability and on-ice vision," stated Storm GM Mark Bomersback in announcing the signing. 'He's a mature young man both physically and mentally, who will provide leadership on the back end next year.''

Agyeman isn't totally new to the Storm lineup. He dressed for one game as an affiliated player in the 2017-2018 season before going on to sign with the Medicine Hat Tigers as a 16-year-old.

Agyeman will make his first appearance with the Storm when its main camp opens on Aug. 26.

Agyeman played for the U15 Bow Valley Timberwolves in 2014-15, then went on to play for the Airdrie Xtreme, AC Avalanche, and CFR Bisons.