River Kings defenceman Jordan Burns has secured one of the first NCAA
scholarships of the season with a commitment to the University of
Alaska-Fairbanks to play for the Nanooks.
Fans will get to watch the native of Vernon, B.C. for a couple of more seasons as his commitment is for the 2015-16 campaign.
posted four goals and 22 assists last season as a rookie to lead all
blueliners and finished fifth in overall team scoring. Each of the
6-foot, 175-pound rearguard's tallies came on the man advantage. He also
racked up 43 minutes in penalties.
The University of
Alaska-Fairbanks makes the move to the Western Collegiate Hockey
Association for the coming season as NCAA Division I hockey realigns its
In the seaon ahead, there will be seven BCHL grads
on the Nanooks roster: Tyler Morley, Colton Beck, Garrick Perry,
Michael Quinn, Richard Coyne, Marcus Basara and Shawn Hochhausen
(Nathan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)