The West Kelowna Warriors are thrilled to announce Josh Monk has accepted a scholarship to Providence College.
in his fourth BCHL season, Monk has solidified his role as one of the
elite defencemen in the league. However, the veteran blue-liner entered
his final season of Junior hockey without having secured a scholarship –
in part due to a string of injuries, including a troublesome knee that
limited him to 35 games in 2011-12.
“It’s a huge load off my back” the 20-year-old admits.
Monk says he was dealing well with the pressures of not having committed to an NCAA program but he’s relieved to move forward.
know I’ve put in the work that’s needed to get there. It only takes one
person to like you. I’ve got that with Providence, and I’m happy about
that … I just hope it works out now.”
“He couldn’t be more
deserving” says Warriors Head Coach Rylan Ferster – who originally
recruited Monk in Salmon Arm. “Good things happen to good people. He’s a
great teammate and a great player.”
Ferster also knows Monk is going to be invaluable at Providence.
“He’s not just dynamic at one thing – he’s a very complete player.”
Alternate Captain with the Warriors, Monk has registered 19 points in
24 games so far this year. He says he plans on studying business when he
heads to Rhode Island next year.
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