Friday, April 8, 2011

Eagles blueliner Mitch Jones takes scholarship offer from Northern Michigan

Press Release

The Surrey Eagles are very proud to announce the seventh university commitment of the season, as defenceman Mitch Jones has accepted an offer from the University of Northern Michigan Wildcats to begin play in the 2012-2013 season.

This season, his second in the BCHL, Jones became one of the Eagles top defencemen and a scoring threat from the back end, putting up 11 goals and 31 assists on the campaign and was named the team’s Top Defenceman this year.

The 6-foot-3, 185-pound Delta product is excited about the opportunity that playing for Northern Michigan will give him

“I’m really excited to be going there; they have a great hockey program and I feel that coach (Walt) Kyle can really help me develop for the future.

"I really like the school; they have a great campus and some very nice facilities. I’m looking forward to getting a chance to play hockey for another four years.”

Located in Marquette, Michigan, Northern Michigan University has around 10,000 undergraduate students across a range of different academic programs. They play in NCAA Division I as part of the the Central Collegiate Hockey Association. Their conference includes teams such as Miami of Ohio and Michigan State.

Last season they finished ranked 16th in the nation, and currently feature five former BCHL players.

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