Thursday, November 22, 2012

Sinz a Golden Knight

Press Release

PENTICTON, BC–The Penticton Vees Junior A Hockey Club is pleased to announce defenseman Bryan Sinz (92) has committed to Clarkson University for the 2013-2014 season. Sinz becomes the thirteenth player on the Vees to secure a NCAA scholarship; joining James De Haas as a future Golden Knight, in 2013.

Vees Head Coach & GM Fred Harbinson says Sinz is a player whose skill can’t be judged by numbers, “So many times people put value on goals and assists and think that’s the only way for a player to move on the next level. As coaches, we try to teach players that there is more to just scoring, and Bryan is a perfect example. Sinz plays hard on both sides of the puck and his game will be a perfect fit at Clarkson.”

Sinz, 20, is in his final season of junior hockey. During his first and only season with the Penticton Vees, the rear-guard has one goal and seven points in 23 games. The rugged defenseman is regarded for his intuitive defensive play, and regularly plays against the opposition’s top forwards. Prior to Penticton, Sinz played in the United States Hockey League (USHL). Last season, Sinz played with the Tri-City Storm. In 56 games, he collected 11 points and amassed 50 penalty minutes. Before the 2011/2012 season, the Anchorage, Alaska native, played at the renowned Shattuck St. Mary’s Prep School; the same school former Vees defenseman Mike Reilly graduated from.

Clarkson University is located in Potsdam, New York. The Golden Knights play in the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC). Since 1962, the Golden Knights have won 10 ECAC Regular Season Titles, five ECAC Championship Tournament Titles, and have made 20 NCAA Tournament appearances (seven times making it to the “Frozen Four”). Former Vee Ben Sexton is the captain of this year’s team and is in his junior season. In 2011-2012 the Golden Knights finished with a 16-17-6 record, under first year Head Coach Casey Jones. Seven Clarkson alumni have gone on to play in the NHL, including former Calgary Flame Craig Conroy and former Ottawa Senator Todd White.

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