Friday, January 24, 2014

Spruce Kings Announce NCAA Division I Scholarship

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 commitment of Christian Weidauer to the University of Alaska Anchorage and the Seawolves men’s hockey team. UAA is a NCAA Division I school located in Anchorage, Alaska that plays out of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA).

Christian Weidauer is a ’93 born, 6’ 3” pound right handed defenceman from Keswick, Ontario. The twenty year old joined the Prince George Spruce Kings at the beginning of the season and has been leading the team’s defence offensively with 10 goals and 27 assists through 44 games. Those numbers are also good to rank Weidauer second in among all blueliners in the BCHL.

“We are very happy that Christian was able to achieve his goal of obtaining an NCAA Division 1 scholarship,” said Spruce Kings General Manager, Mike Hawes. “Christian is a tremendous young man and a very talented hockey player. I know he is excited to be going to an excellent program at UAA and is also excited to be helping the Spruce Kings achieve our goals for the rest of the regular season and into the playoffs.”

Weidauer will join another Spruce Kings alumnus next season, former captain Ben Matthews has been playing for the Seawolves for the past two seasons.

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