Already a veteran of three BCHL seasons, Langley Rivermen netminder Bo Didur has found the place he’ll call home for college hockey though it’s not certain when he’ll leave for school.
Didur accepted an offer to play NCAA Div. I hockey for Penn State University and with two seasons of Junior eligibility left, he has the option to go this fall or in 2017. He currently carries an 11-11 record with one shutout.
The native of West Vancouver, B.C. has been a regular in the BCHL for the better part of the last three seasons and in December, brought home a gold medal with Team Canada West at the World Junior A Challenge in Cobourg, Ont.
Didur is the first BCHLer this season to commit to Penn State though they’ve recruited stronly in the BCHL in recent seasons. On the school’s current hockey roster former BCHLers James Robinson, Luke Juha, Curtis Loik and David Thompson.
Penn State plays in the NCAA’s Big 10 conference, which currently has just six hockey programs. The Nittany Lions play in conference against Wisconsin, Ohio State, Minnesota, Michigan and Michigan State. The Penn State program is relatively new, having joined on in the 2012-13 season becoming the 59th program in the NCAA Div. I level. This season, they’ve been one of the top teams in college hockey, with a record of 15-4-3. They are currently ranked No. 14 in the USA Today poll.