Wenatchee Wild forward Christophe Fillion will have a few familiar faces in the room when he makes the jump to the NCAA level in a couple of years after he committed to the Quinnipiac University Bobcats for the 2020-21 season.
In his first BCHL season, the 18-year-old has piled up 20 points (11-9-20) in 22 games, good enough for fourth on the team for the high-scoring Wild.
Fillion is the third current Wenatchee player to commit to the Bobcats, joining teammates PJ Fletcher and Cristophe Tellier, who are also committed for the 2020-21 season. Fillion and Tellier are both from the same town of Sherbrooke, Que. and have been playing hockey together most of their lives.
Quinnipiac is an NCAA Divison I program located in Hamden, Conn. and playing in the ECAC Hockey conference along with Brown, Clarkson, Colgate, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, Rensselaer, St. Lawrence, Union and Yale. The Bobcats currently have a 7-2-0 record (2-2-0 in conference).
The Bobcats have been known to boast a large amount of BCHL talent in recent years and this year’s squad is no different. Their 2018-19 roster includes BCHL alums Michael Lombardi, Ethan de Jong, Luke Shiplo, Nick Jermain, TJ Friedmann, Craig Martin, Scott Davidson, Desi Burgart, Andrew Shortridge and team captain Chase Priskie.
Other than Fillion, Fletcher and Tellier, other current BCHLers committed to Quinnipiac include Alberni Valley’s Austin Spiridakis, Chilliwack’s Skyler Brind’Amour, Powell River’s Matt Fawcett and Jayden Lee, Surrey’s Corey Clifton, Trail’s Tyler Ghirardosi and West Kelowna’s Wyatt Head.