Saturday, December 17, 2011


Press Release

Marcus Basara has the next few years of his life planned out.

The Westside forward officially committed to play collegiate hockey at the University of Alaska Fairbanks today, most likely beginning in 2013-14.

“It feels good to be going somewhere I’m wanted” he said shortly after the decision, adding “I’m really comfortable with the staff in Fairbanks.”

The 18 year-old has notched two goals in six games since joining Westside in a trade from (AJHL) Okotoks two weeks ago. He had already recorded 17 points on the season with Vernon, after chipping in 28 points in his rookie year when he reached the final game of the RBC Cup with the Vipers.

Having committed to a Division I program, the Coquitlam product says he can now “focus on helping his team win coming down the stretch.”

The Warriors now have five players currently committed to elite NCAA schools, as well as Tyler Krause, who committed to Bentley University before being traded to the AJHL for Basara.

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