The Surrey Eagles are pleased to announce forward Demico Hannoun has committed to attend Michigan Technological University, beginning in the 2014-15 season.
A native of North Delta, Hannoun is in his second season in the BCHL and has racked up 12 goals and 14 assists in 37 games for the Birds this year. The 17-year-old is the youngest player on the Eagles.
"It's great for the program and great for Demico," said Eagles head coach and general manager Matt Erhart. "He's a player that was highly sought after because of his age, skill level and abilities. We're excited for him. I think it can be a weight off his shoulders now that he knows where he's going."
Michigan Tech is located in the city of Houghton. The Huskies play in the NCAA's Division I Western Collegiate Hockey Association.
"I'm very excited to finally settle down and get a scholarship," said Hannoun. "It seems like a great school, and I got along with all the players and coaches while I was there visiting. I think they can help me get to the next level."
Hannoun becomes the 10th member of the Eagles to commit to an NCAA school, joining Devon Toews (Quinnipiac, 2013), Michael Stenerson (Alaska Anchorage, 2013), Brady Shaw (Bentley, 2013), Michael Santaguida (Vermont, 2013), Craig Wyszomirski (Merrimack, 2013), Adam Tambellini (North Dakota, 2013), Dan O'Keefe (Yale, 2014), Brett Mulcahy (Holy Cross, 2014) and Drew Best (Vermont, 2014).
(Nathan can be reached at email@example.com)