RED LAKE, Ont. – The English River Miners of the Superior International Junior Hockey League has announced that two players on the club’s current roster have committed to attend school and play for a pair of American Collegiate Hockey Association programs in the fall.
Defenceman Trevor Pereverzoff will attend the University of Jamestown in North Dakota and skate for the Jimmies while team captain Braedan Pearce is off to the University of Alabama to suit up for the Crimson Tide.
The 20-year-old Pereverzoff, who hails from Kelowna, B.C., presently leads all SIJHL defencemen in offensive production with 49 points. His 17 goals also top all league blueliners.
“Trevor has not only developed as a hockey player over the last two years with our program, but more importantly he has become a better person at the same time,” offered English River head coach and general manager Derek Sweet-Coulter.
“We are ecstatic to see his dream of playing college hockey come true. Trevor trains like a pro off the ice and has taken his skating to another level this season. He has put in the work to play at the next level and we wish him all the best.”
Two English River alumni are already on the Jamestown Jimmies’ roster.
Forwards Destin Robinson and Bryan Kromm are wrapping up their freshman years at Jamestown.
As for Pearce, he has recorded 24 points in 35 outings for English River while wearing the ‘C’ having scored 10 times and helping set-up 14 others.
The 20-year-old product of Victoria, B.C., has a pair of game-winning goals to his credit and five multi-point contests, including his first SIJHL hat trick back on Jan. 21.
“We are equally thrilled for Braedan on his collegiate commitment,” said Sweet-Coulter.
“He has worked extremely hard for our organization, on and off the ice. We are not only proud, but very excited to see him moving on to a great school. Braedan has earned everything he has received throughout his career and it’s great to see his hard work pay off,” summarized the Miners’ bench boss and GM.
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