Barrow commits to Denver

Barrow-mugRyan Barrow’s career year for the Langley Rivermen, that has seen him more than triple his offensive output from a season ago, has attracted the attention of one of the top teams in NCAA hockey.

The University of Denver has recruited Barrow to join their program starting in the fall.

A native of Banff, Alta., Barrow leads the Rivermen with 64 points on 27 goals and 37 assists. His production puts him eighth in BCHL scoring. Last season, he registered six goals and 14 assists in 51 games.

The 6-foot-2, 170-pound forward is one of seven BCHLers currently committed to Denver, along with Slava Demin, Tyler Ward, Ben Brar, Griffin Mendel, Brendan Budy and Kohen Olischefski. The Pioneers currently have three BCHL alums on their roster in Liam Finlay, Derek Plant and Jarid Lukosevicius.

Denver plays in the NCAA’s National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) where their rivals are North Dakota, Miami-Ohio, Minnesota-Duluth, St. Cloud State, Colorado College, and Nebraska-Omaha.

The Pioneers are enjoying a successful season and have spent time as the No. 1-ranked team in NCAA hockey. They currently sit second behind Minnesota-Duluth.