After decommitting from Dartmouth, Aurora Tigers forward Dylan Sikura (photo credit - Tim Bates/OJHL Images) has confirmed his commitment to join the Northeastern University Huskies beginning with the 2014-15 Hockey East season.
The 5'11", 160 lbs. native of Aurora, joined the Tigers in 2011-12 after recording 41 points in 54 games for the Mike Gartner coached South Central Coyotes in OMHA action. During the summer of 2011 he was selected in the 14th round, 266th overall by the Erie Otters in the OHL Priority Selection, but chose to join his hometown Tigers, hoping to earn a scholarship opportunity, of which he originally committed to Dartmouth College, hoping to join his broth Tyler.
Sikura has played all three OJHL seasons as a member of the Tigers. He would record 18 points in 44 games as a rookie, while notching two goals in nine post-season contests. Year two saw Sikura as one of the club's offensive catalyst's and the prospect would be named to Team East that would defeat Team West to win the President's Cup at the 2012 CJHL Prospects Games held in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. He would also help Team OJHL defeat the CCHL 4-3 in a shootout during the 2012 Central Canada Cup All-Star Challenge Prospects Game held in Wellington, Ontario. Sikura finished the year with 20 assists and 28 points in 46 games played, helping the Tigers capture their first North Division title since 2007.
After overcoming an early season injury, Sikura has returend stronger than ever and sits third on the Tigers in scoring with 56 points in 37 games played, while also leading the team with 40 assists, also the eighth best total in the entire OJHL. For the second consecutive year he was named to Team East helping them win a second consecutive President's Cup title in the CJHL Prospects Games.
Congratulations to Dylan and best of luck as he closes out his OJHL career this season!
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