Former Shawnigan Lake School defenseman Griffen Barr has committed to Brown University for the 2023/24 season.
Barr spent four seasons in the Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) with Shawnigan Lake. He joined the program in 2016/17, producing 10 points in 27 U15 Prep games. The Nanaimo, BC product would record 21 points in 24 U17 Prep games the following season, earning the CSSHL U17 Top Defenseman Award while helping Shawnigan capture a CSSHL U17 Western Championship.
Barr would spend the 2018/19 and 2019/20 seasons at the U18 Prep level, finishing with 58 points in 72 games, including 42 in 2019/20 which was best amongst all U18 Prep defenseman.
In 2020/21 Barr would join the Vernon Vipers of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL), finishing with 12 points in 20 games. Barr would follow that up with 19 points in 53 games in 2021/22 and 18 in 38 during the 2022/23 season.
Brown University is a private Ivy League research university in Providence, Rhode Islad. An NCAA Division I program, Brown University competes in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC).