Everything has gone up for Cowichan Capitals forward Ty Pochipinski in his second BCHL season and he’s parlayed those increases into a future in NCAA hockey.
He’s tripled his goals and assist totals and doubled his penalty minutes and now he’s gained a scholarship to Colorado College, which just so happens to be in his home town of Colorado Springs.
The 5-foot-10, 175-pound forward lead the Caps with 18 goals and has added 15 assists for 33 points in 51 games this season. He also leads the Caps with seven goals on the man advantage.
At Colorado College, Pochipinski will be joining a Tigers program that competes in the NCAA’s National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) along with Denver, North Dakota, St. Cloud State, Miami-Ohio, Nebraska-Omaha, Minnesota-Duluth and Western Michigan.
The Tigers have recruited heavily from the BCHL in recent seasons and have eight league alums on their roster this season in Kade Kehoe, Andrew Farny, Cole McCaskill, Nick Halloran, Kristian Blumenschein, Troy Conzo, Brian Williams and McKay Flanagan.
Other current BCHLers committed to Colorado College are Penticton’s Grant Cruikshank, Patrick Cozzi, Connor Sundquist, Keyvan Mokhtari and Chad Sasaki.