April 26, 2013, Surrey, BC (ISN) - The Surrey Eagles Hockey Club is pleased to announce that forward Michael Stenerson has committed to attend the University of Vermont, beginning in the 2013-2014 season.
The Surrey native had a strong season offensively, posting 19 goals and 35 assists in 55 games. Stenerson continued his excellent play throughout the BCHL Playoffs as he led the league in scoring with eight goals and 12 assists in 17 games.
"We're extremely excited for Michael to be going to a Hockey East school," said Eagles Head Coach and GM Matt Erhart. "He has really elevated his game in the second half of the season, and he was an integral part of our team's Fred Page Cup win."
The University of Vermont is located in the city of Burlington. The Catamounts play in the NCAA's Division I Hockey East Association. Stenerson will head to Vermont after previously decommitting from the University of Alaska Anchorage.
"Having a second opportunity at this is exciting for me and my family, and I'm really looking forward to going to Vermont," said Stenerson. "It's in Hockey East, and I was looking for a school in that conference. Going there with Michael Santaguida next year, and Drew Best the year after, will be pretty exciting."
Stenerson becomes the 10th member of the Eagles to commit to an NCAA school, joining Devon Toews (Quinnipiac, 2013), Michael Santaguida (Vermont, 2013), Craig Wyszomirski (Merrimack, 2013), Adam Tambellini (North Dakota, 2013), Dan O'Keefe (Yale, 2013), Brett Mulcahy (Holy Cross, 2014), Drew Best (Vermont, 2014), Demico Hannoun (Michigan Tech, 2014) and Jordan Klimek (Northern Michigan, 2014).
The Eagles would like to congratulate Stenerson on his accomplishment