Yale Hockey Academy forward inks NCAA scholarship
Submitted. The Canadian Sport School Hockey League (CSSHL) is pleased to announce that Yale Hockey Academy Prep team forward Benjamin Brar has committed to the University of Denver.
Brar, 16, currently sits third on Yale in scoring with 58 points (28-30-58) in 27 games. The 6-foot-2 forward has also suited up in one game with the Cowichan Valley Capitals of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL).
“I am very proud to commit to the University of Denver,” said Brar, who is committed to play for the Penticton Vees next season. “I would like to thank all my coaches and friends who helped me along the way. Yale is a top notch program, which develops players for the next level. Not only does it help the hockey side of your development, but also your academic side.”
The Abbotsford, BC product is currently in his second season in the CSSHL. During the 2013-14 season, he posted 31 points (18-13-31) in 24 games, along with five points (3-2-5) in two post-season games for the Yale Elite 15s team, helping them win the CSSHL Championship.
“Benny is a six-year alumnus here at the Yale Sport Academy,” said Billy Wilms, Executive Director of the Yale Hockey Academy. “His tremendous work ethic coupled with his ability to be a very opportunistic goal scorer has obviously paid off in dividends.”
Brar becomes the fourth active player on the Prep Division leading Yale Hockey Academy roster to commit to a NCAA program. Darren Rizzolo committed to Northeastern University prior to the season, while recently Alec Capstick committed to the University of Notre Dame and Kohen Olischefski committed to the University of Wisconsin.
At the University of Denver, Brar will join CSSHL alum Adam Plant, who is currently in his freshman season. Plant spent the 2010-11 season in the CSSHL with the Okanagan Hockey Academy.
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