Saturday, January 5, 2013

Spruce Kings Defenceman Commits to SLU

Press Release sent to the World of Junior Hockey

PRINCE GEORGE, BC – The Prince George Spruce Kings of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) are proud to announce the scholarship commitment of Mitch Eden to St. Lawrence University and the Saints men’s hockey team. St. Lawrence University is a NCAA Division I school located in Canton, New York and plays out of the ECAC Division.

Mitch Eden, an off-season acquisition of the Prince George Spruce Kings, is an 18 year-old defenceman from Bracebridge, ON. Currently leading the Spruce Kings with points, Eden is also second among defenceman in the BCHL with 2 goals and 26 assists in 33 games.

“As an organization we are very happy for Mitch that he was able to achieve his goal of securing an NCAA Division 1 Scholarship,” said Spruce Kings General Manager, Mike Hawes. “This was part of the reason that Mitch wanted to come to our team and the BCHL when he and I spoke last summer. Mitch has demonstrated that he is a premier defenseman in our league and is very deserving of this honor.”

“I am very excited to have committed to SLU,” said Mitch Eden. “I really like their academic program and hockey program and it is close to my hometown. I want to thank Mike Hawes and the Prince George Spruce Kings for the opportunity they have given me.”

Eden becomes the first Spruce Kings player to secure a NCAA Division I scholarship in 2013 and is now the fifth committed player on the team’s active roster along with Coltyn Hansen, Jace Hennig, Kevin Guiltinan and Cameron Lawson.

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