Aurora Tigers alternate captain Kory Kennedy (pictured left - photo credit: Brian Watts/OJHL Images) has confirmed his commitment to join the Sacred Heart University Pioneers beginning with the 2014-15 Atlantic Hockey season.
The 20-year old native of Midhurst, Ontario and Tigers' leading scorer is currently in his fourth OJHL season. He kicked off his career as a member of the Stouffville Spirit in 2010-11 and tasted immediate success, finishing seventh on the club with 17 goals, while also posting 35 points in 45 regular season games played as a 17-year old. After registering another six points in the post-season and getting off to a slow start in 2011-12, Kennedy was traded to Aurora, where he has been an integral member of the club ever since. The playmaker finished second on the Tigers with 30 assists and fourth with 46 points last season, helping the Tigers capture their first Division title since 2007. Kennedy's efforts earned him a spot on the OJHL North Division All-Star Team that competed at the 2012 Central Canada Cup All-Star Challenge that was held in Wellington, Ontario, notching two goals in four games played.
Thus far this season, Kennedy has helped carried the Tigers, leading the club in scoring with 11 helpers and 19 points in 14 games played, and looks to lead the team to success in the post-season after an early exit last year.
Congratulations to Kory and best of luck as he closes out his OJHL career!
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