The 19-year-old netminder started this season, his second in the BCHL, with the Coquitlam Express but was acquired by Salmon Arm in early December. Next season, he’ll be headed to Robert Morris University which is situated near Pittsburgh, Penn.
Cooper, a native of Corman Park, Sask., has gone 6-3 with a shutout while posting a .902 save percentage and a 2.89 goals-against average since joining the Silverbacks. In Coquitlam this season, he actually had a slightly better save percentage at .905 but on a team that struggled out of the gate, he had a 1-9-1 record before the move.
At 6-foot-2 and 175 pounds, Cooper has an ideal goalie’s build. Over his last seven starts, he has a 6-1 record.
At Robert Morris, Cooper will be joining a Colonials team that competes in the Atlantic Hockey Association along with Bentley, Air Force, AIC, Army West Point, Canisius, Niagara, RIT, Sacred Heart, Mercyhurst and Holy Cross.
Former BCHL players on the Colonials roster this season are Matthew Graham, Brett Beauvais, Kyle Horsman, Ryley Risling and Michael Coyne.