Westsdie Warriors head coach Darren Yopyk is pleased to announce 17-year-old rookie defenceman Brayden Sherbinin has accepted an NCAA Division I scholarship to attend Quinnipiac University, of the Eastern College Athletic Association.
Sherbinin will complete this year plus two more seasons for the Warriors, preparing himself to play for the Bobcats in 2013. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound Kelowna product has played 47 games this year, registering four goals and eight assists, while racking up 44 penalty minutes.
He becomes the 13th player to commit to a Division I institution on this year’s squad. That is most in not only the BCHL but across all of Canadian Junior A hockey.
“This is an exciting day for Brayden, as he continues to grow into an exceptional prospect in the BCHL and beyond,” said Yopyk. “Quinnipiac has recruited a very good young man who will be a tremendous asset to their institution on the ice, in the classroom, and in their community. Brayden will help build on an already storied tradition at Quinnipiac.
“As an organization, we continue to demonstrate we are meeting our mandate of developing players and moving them forward in their hockey and academic careers. We are proud that the majority of players that play for us secure scholarships in either the NCAA or in Canada, in the CIS or ACAC.”
The Warriors congratulate Brayden and his family for receiving a scholarship to help him reach his ultimate goal of playing in the NHL while pursuing a college degree.
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