BCHL sets new league record for NCAA Division 1 committed players

January 2nd, 2024

With a flurry of recent NCAA Division I commitments, the BC Hockey League (BCHL) has set a new benchmark for committed players with 193, with many more expected in the coming months.

The previous high of 190 was set in June of last season.

Trail Smoke Eaters players committed to NCAA Division I programs are:  Adam Barone (Lake Superior State), Gryphon Bucci (Merrimack College), Mathieu Cobetto-Roy (Rochester Institute of Technology), Adam Marshall (Army Point West), Trip Pendy (Brown University), Patrick Reilly (Princeton University), Josh Schenk (Dartmouth College), Chase Stefanek (Harvard University) and Jason Stefanek (Dartmouth College).

“As a key indicator of strength in junior hockey, we are incredibly proud to have broken our NCAA Division I commitment record so early in the season,” said BCHL Commissioner Steven Cocker. “This is a testament to the extraordinary talent, dedication and hard work of our players, as well as the unwavering support and development provided by our coaches and team staff.”

“The BCHL is committed more than ever to developing, not only elite athletes, but also well-rounded individuals to excel both on and off the ice. We look forward to continuing to contribute to the world of college hockey.”

Fast facts:

  • 40 players have committed during the 2023-24 season;
  • 33 current players earned their commitments in a previous BCHL season;
  • The BCHL has set a new record for Div. I commitments in six of the past seven seasons (not including COVID-shortened pod season);
  • There are 404 BCHL alumni currently playing NCAA Division I hockey (approximately 23 per cent of all Div. I players).

Click here for the full list of 193 NCAA Division I commitments.

The BCHL will update this list and continue to track commitments throughout the season.

This post was syndicated from https://rosslandtelegraph.com
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