The Wenatchee Wild hockey club is pleased to announce that forward Brendan Harris has committed to play NCAA Div. I hockey for Bemidji State University.
Harris, a 19-year-old, 5-foot-7, 160-pound lefthanded shooting forward from Las Vegas, Nevada, is in his third season with the Wild. He leads the team this season with 43 points on 10 goals and 33 assists. He has Wild career totals of 31 goals, 73 assists and 60 penalty minutes in 121 games, plus another three goals, five assists and two penalty minutes in 15 career playoff games in the North American Hockey League.
“I’m very proud to announce the next chapter of my hockey career at Bemidji State,” Harris said. “Very thankful to have such great coaches and teammates. Couldn’t have gotten that scholarship without them. I’m very confident that the coaching at Bemidji will help me have a successful college career. This is a very exciting time for me and my family and I’m happy to have done this in a Wenatchee Wild jersey.”
Bemidji State competes in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA), the same conference as Michigan Tech, Bowling Green, Alaska, Lake Superior State, Northern Michigan, Alaska-Anchorage, Ferris State, Minnesota State and Alabama-Huntsville. Former BCHL players for the Beavers currently are Brett Beauvais, Graeme McCormack and the Fitgerald triplets – Gerry, Leo and Myles.
The school, located in Bemidji, Minnesota, was founded in 1919. The Beavers have competed in four NCAA Div. I tournaments, making it to the Frozen Four in 2009.