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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
FEBRUARY 27th, 2018
WEST KELOWNA, B.C. – The West Kelowna Warriors Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club are proud to announce that defenseman Jake Harrison (’99) has committed to the University of Michigan Wolverines for the 2019/20 season.
Harrison, 18, is a veteran of 164 regular season BCHL games, tallying 18 goals and 83 points during his two and a half seasons in the league to go along with 177 penalty minutes. In 56 games during the 2017/18 regular season, the 5’9”, 170-pound blue liner has registered 8 goals and 33 points along with 94 penalty minutes.
The West Kelowna, BC native has plenty of playoff experience as well, getting into 39 total playoff games between the BC Hockey League, Western Canada Cup and RBC Cup, scoring 3 goals and 13 points to go along with 12 penalty minutes.
“Jake has been a great player here from day one,” commented Warriors head coach and general manager Rylan Ferster, “He played key minutes for us when we won the RBC Cup and that hasn’t changed over the last two seasons. His competitive nature is what makes him special.”
“It’s a great opportunity for me to head to Michigan and pursue my hockey career and academic career with the Wolverines,” commented Warriors defenseman Jake Harrison.
The Michigan Wolverines play out of the BIG 10 conference in the National Colligate Athletic Association (NCAA) and are coached by Mel Pearson, who is in his first season at the helm after coaching in Michigan Tech. The Wolverines are located in Ann Arbor, Michigan and play in the famous Yost Ice Arena.
The Warriors open their first-round playoff series against the Trail Smoke Eaters on Friday, March 2nd at Cominco Arena for a 7:00 PM puck drop on Game #1. The game can be heard on the Warriors Internet Network and seen on HockeyTV.com beginning with the pre-game show at 6:45 PM with Voice of the Warriors, Trevor Miller.
West Kelowna returns to home ice on Monday, March 5th for Game #3 of the series and Tuesday, March 6th for Game #4. Tickets are available for purchase online at wkw.goticketpro.com, at the Warriors office, by calling (250) 769-7051 or at the box office ahead of the 7:00 PM opening face-off.