Merritt Centennials forward Mathieu Gosselin has been flying high so far this season with 14 goals and 20 assists in 30 games, already eclipsing his total of 33 points from last year. He’s had multiple points in nine contests this year, including two separate four-point efforts and also earned BCHL Player of the Week honours in September after putting up eight points in three games. All this success has led to him earning a scholarship with the Clarkson University Golden Knights.
Gosselin’s point totals tie him for 11th in BCHL scoring and put him in third on the Centennials who are the second-highest scoring team in the league. Halfway through his second year in Merritt, the 19-year-old native of Quebec City has career totals of 67 points (25 goals, 42 assists) in 83 regular-season games.
Clarkson University is located in Potsdam, N.Y. and plays in the ECAC Hockey conference along with Brown, Colgate, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, Quinnipiac, Rensselaer, St. Lawrence, Union and Yale. This year, they’ve gotten off to a 7-4-0 start.
The Golden Knights current roster features BCHL alums Connor McCarthy, Chris Clack, Jamie Collins, Jordan Schneider and team co-captain Devin Brosseau.
Other current BCHLers committed to Clarkson include Cowichan Valley Capitals forward Jordan Robert, Penticton Vees forward David Silye, Vees defenceman Peter Muzyka and Victoria Grizzlies forward Alexander Campbell.