Though he’s not able to be in the Nanaimo Clippers lineup right now, Jake Harris is certain where he’ll be playing hockey next season as he’s secured a deal to Ivy League Brown University.
Sidelined since mid-February, Brown had been one of the Clippers most productive players offensively this season and is likely hoping for a long playoff run so he can rejoin the team and suit up.
Harris racked up 47 points in 41 games in the regular season and was held off the scoresheet just six times. He had separate scoring streaks of eight, nine and 10 games this season.
At Brown, Harris will have a familiar face joining him as Clippers forward Tristan Crozier is also committed to the Bears. Brown competes in the NCAA’s ECAC Hockey conference along with Yale, RPI, Clarkson, Harvard, Cornell, Dartmouth, St. Lawrence, Quinnipiac, Colgate, Princeton and Union.
Brown has drawn several players from the BCHL in recent seasons and particularly from Nanaimo where former Clippers Ben Taylor, Josh McArdle and Nolan Aibel played before going to college. Other BCHL alums on the Bears roster this season are Zach Giuttari, Colin Burston and Connor Wynne.
Brendan Whittet is the head coach of the program and the college’s campus is in Providence, Rhode Island.