The Penticton Vees Hockey Club is pleased to announce that 20-year-old forward Kyle Mountain has secured a NCAA scholarship with the University of Vermont Catamounts.
Mountain, who hails from the Philadelphia area, is thrilled to have secured his future with the a program he’s quite familiar with.
“It’s an unbelievable place to play hockey,” he said. “I’ve seen a game there before and I’ve played in that rink. From a hockey standpoint it’s unbelievable.
“It’s Hockey East - I’ve dreamed about playing in that league since I was a kid. They’ve got a great following and Burlington is a great city to study in and to play hockey in. It’s a great school academically as well.”
Catamounts alumni who have enjoyed standout NHL careers include John Leclair, Tim Thomas, Martin St. Louis and Patrick Sharp.
Mountain is the 12th member of the Vees to earn an NCAA scholarship in 2010-11, which ties them with the Westside Warriors for most in the BCHL this season.
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