Thursday, April 23, 2015 - Submitted by Kyle Anderson
The University of Regina Cougars have added Andy Desautels to their goaltending corp as he commited to their program this week.
Desautels, who spent the last two seasons with the Warriors, is very happy to be playing hockey closer to home.
"It will be awesome to have my family and friends around again after being away from home since I was 16," he said earlier this week.
"I would like to thank my teammates, coaches, volunteers, and the fans in West Kelowna for two of the best seasons of my life."
Rylan Ferster praised Desautels for his time in the Warriors organization as well.
"Andy is a great person and a great goalie. We are very excited for him that he is able to further his hockey career and studies."
Desautels came to the Warriors after spending time with the Flin Flon Bombers of the SJHL, as well as in the Prince Albert Raiders and Everett Silvertips organizations of the WHL.
"The Warriors organization has helped me to develop as a player and as a person and I wouldn't be where I am today without that support. I will always be a proud Warrior and will never forget my time in West Kelowna." he added.
The Warriors will have 3 members of their 2014/2015 team attending school next season, as both Jason Cotton (Northeastern, NCAA), and Jordan Masters (Arizona State, NCAA) join Desautels in attending school.