Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Kings defenceman Burns commits to Alaska-Fairbanks for 2015

Press Release

Powell 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.

Burns 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 conferences.

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 

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