Monday, December 10, 2012

Grizzlies rookie rearguard Meek lands deal to Clarkson University

Press Release

The Victoria Grizzlies are proud to announce another member of the club has committed to an NCAA institution.

Rookie defenceman Mitch Meek has accepted an offer and will play for the Clarkson University Golden Knights

"This is very exciting news and one of the primary focuses and objectives of our collective efforts," said Grizzlies head coach and general manager Bill Bestwick. "These opportunities are priceless and do not happen by fluke or chance. I am confident there will be many more to follow."

Meek is one of the youngest players in the BCHL, having just turned 16 in August. He is currently sidelined with an injury but has two goals and two assists in 17 games this season.

"This is a great sign for our hockey club that teams at the higher levels are recognizing and acknowledging the Grizzlies for their commitment and development of student athletes," said Bestwick.

This commitment is the fourth by a current BCHLer to Clarkson as James De Haas and Bryan Sinz of the Penticton Vees and Tyler Briggs of the West Kelowna Warriors are also committed to the Golden Knights.

Clarkson competes in the NCAA's Division I Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference against the likes of Harvard, Yale, Union and Princeton. 

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