The Surrey Eagles are pleased to announce the commitment of Michael Stenerson to the University of Alaska-Anchorage Seawolves.
The product of Semiahmoo Minor hockey is thrilled to be headed north.
"This is a great Christmas present. I am really excited to be going to Alaska-Anchorage, a Division 1 team. I would like to thank Coach Shyiak for providing me this opportunity and the Eagles coaches, especially Matt Erhart, and players for helping me attain my goal of playing collegiate hockey."
In his first BCHL season, Stenerson has tallied 21 points including 7 goals while earning time on the second power play unit. The 1993-born forward impressed all Eagles coaches at training camp with his playmaking ability.
Coach Erhart was very happy to hear the news.
"Mike has worked extremely hard for this and will be a key part to a great school in the WCHA. The coaching staff is very proud of his accomplishment and we look forward to developing his skills for Div 1 hockey."
Alaska Anchorge plays in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association which boasts powerhouses North Dakota, Denver, and Wisconsin. WCHA member teams have won a record 36 men's NCAA hockey championships.
Stenerson will finish his Grade 12 year at Earl Marriot Secondary School this June. This is the fifth scholarship obtained by current Eagles players while playing for Surrey.
(Nathan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)