A school with a tremendous athletic presence is the future for Cowichan Valley Capitals forward Josh Adkins.
Adkins has committed to play at NCAA Div. III Concordia University-Wisconsin for next season. The school boasts 11 men’s teams and 15 women’s teams. In addition to hockey, Falcons athletes participate in tennis, acrobatics, triathlon, lacrosse and many more.
On the ice, the Falcons are receiving a proven performer in Adkins. The Victoria, B.C. product posted 10 goals and 10 assists in 21 games with the Caps and registered 12 goals and 16 assists in his 34 games to start the season with Alberni Valley. His final line of 22-26-48 far exceeded his previous highs of 11 goals and 22 assists.
A 6-foot, 175-pound forward, Adkins was dangerous on special teams as well last season with seven power-play tallies and two shorthanded.
He is not the only Caps player heading to CUW for next season as defenceman Jake Switzer will attend the school as well.
CUW competes in the NCAA’s Div. III Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHA) alongside programs such as Marian, St. Norbert, St. Scholastica, Lake Forest, Adrian and Finlandia.
The lone BCHL grad at CUW last season was former Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Eric Therrien.