17 - Shawn Bates
Shawn Bates
Height: 5-9
Weight: 170
Year: So.
Hometown: Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
Position: F
Major: Business Administration
Shoots/Catches: L
Last Team: Bonnyville (AJHL)

2010-11: Played in 29 games as a freshman…tallied five goals and 11 points…scored first career goal at Vermont (10/23)…picked up game-winners in two straight games against Maine (1/8) and Alabama-Huntsville (1/14)…notched assist against Notre Dame in NCAA Tournament (3/26)…tallied first multi-point game against UAH (1/14)…added assist on game-winning goal in OT against UNH (2/12).

Personal/Last Team: Born January 18, 1990…son of Lyle Bates and Heather Menzies…has three siblings, Reece, Jennah, and Kassidy…attended John Paul II High School before playing for Bonnyville of the AJHL…2007-08 AJHL Rookie of the Year and all-rookie team selection…led team in goals and points in 2008-09…named to 2010 AJHL All-Star game…sports management major at Merrimack.