Attack Captain Heads East to Join X-Men

Owen Sound captain Mark Woolley will be taking his next steps in his career on the east coast, as he has committed to St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia.

Woolley continues a long line of Bears joining the STFX program, as he will join former Attack players in Matthew Struthers and Matthew Philip on the X-Men roster for the 2022-23 season. While another former Attack captain in Santino Centorame just graduated from the program this past season.

“The visit out at X was amazing,” Woolley said. “I can’t be more excited to join such an amazing school wile continuing to develop my game as a hockey player. Can’t wait to get out to Antigonish and get things started!”

Woolley joined the Attack part way through the 2018-19 season, coming to Owen Sound from Guelph after a midseason trade. A veteran of 225 career OHL games, Woolley posted 41 career points (9G, 32A), but always made his presence felt on the ice by being one of the leagues most devastating body checkers during his playing tenure.

It wasn’t just on the ice were Woolley made impressions, as he showed his character and drive off the ice by starting his Woolley’s Warriors foundation. Mark did not have high expectations for his foundation when starting it, as his only goal was to raise funds for Diabetes Canada. Ultimately, he raised over $60,000 over the span of three seasons, while also sending multiple kids with diabetes to D-Camps.

“We were shown throughout COVID that hockey’s more than a game, and there’s more to life beyond hockey,” Woolley explained the Woolley’s Warriors success. “I’m thankful for my platform in the league to do my part for change and helping those that need it.”

The Attack organization want to wish Mark all the best as he moves on in his career, and look forward to following his success on and off the ice.

Though unclear at this moment the Attack will continue to work together with Mark in helping promote Woolley’s Warriors.


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