BCHL veteran Stephen Saretsky commits to Selkirk College for 2012/13 season
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - Submitted by Selkirk College Men's Hockey
The Selkirk College Saints Men’s Hockey program is pleased to announce a commitment from forward Stephen Saretsky (Richmond, B.C.) to attend Selkirk College and compete for the Saints beginning in the 2012/13 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season.
Saretsky joins the Saints following a pair of seasons playing Junior A hockey in B.C. and Ontario. He made his British Columbia Hockey League debut in 2010 with the Cowichan Valley Capitals, scoring seven goals and adding six assists in 41 games. He made a number of stops as a 20-year old, beginning with the BCHL’s Alberni Valley Bulldogs and Langley Rivermen. He also saw time in the NAHL and OJHL, notching four points in 21 games with the Dawson Creek Rage and Wellington Dukes.
The 5-foot-11 winger was also a standout in the PIJHL, combining for 29 goals and 49 points in 52 games with the North Delta Devils and Richmond Sockeyes in 2009 and 2010.
"Stephen has great skating ability and a high skill level that will translate into good offensive production at the college level," says Saints head coach Jeff Dubois. "One of our goals in recruiting has been to improve our offensive depth and adding a player of Stephen’s calibre and experience certainly helps to accomplish that. I’m very pleased that he’s chosen to take the next steps in his education and hockey career here at Selkirk College."
Saretsky joins a trio of incoming forwards who have spent considerable time at the Junior A level. His addition, combined with those of Logan Proulx, Thomas Hardy and Jackson Garrett, brings 348 games of BCHL experience to the Saints line-up.
"I believe I have a good opportunity to further my hockey and educational goals at Selkirk College and I look forward to being a part of a very competitive team," says Saretsky. "I bring lots of speed and a quick shot so I’m hoping I can score some goals and work hard to be the most complete player I can be. I look forward to commencing my post secondary education and helping the Saints to a BCIHL championship."
Also committed to the Saints for 2012/13 are forwards Cole Thomson (Kerry Park, VIJHL), Scott Swiston (Creston, KIJHL), Connor McLaughlin (Fernie, KIJHL), Kyle Golz (Grandview, PIJHL), Cody Fidgett (Delta, PIJHL), John Proctor (Delta, PIJHL), Matthew Luongo (Aldergrove, PIJHL), Jared Seutter (KIJHL) and Brodie Gibbon (Oceanside, VIJHL), as well as defencemen Brett Kipling (Melville, SJHL), Dylan Smith (Richmond, PIJHL) and Mark Strachan (Kimberley, KIJHL) and goaltender Stephen Wolff (Oceanside, VIJHL).
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