Leyh heading to Quinnipiac

Langley Rivermen standout Ethan Leyh recently turned heads for Team Canada West at the World Junior A Challenge, including NCAA scouts who took in the tournament, because less than a week after winning bronze in Bonnyville, Alta., Leyh announced his commitment to the Quinnipiac University Bobcats.

The 17-year-old from Port Moody, B.C. leads the Rivermen in scoring with 30 points (14 goals, 16 assists) in 29 games. In his two years in Langley, he has registered 61 points in 82 regular-season games, adding another assist in five games as an affiliate player with the Prince George Spruce Kings in the 2016-17 season.

Leyh recently participated in the World Junior A Challenge where he impressed with Team Canada West, finishing in a tie for third-most goals in the tournament with three, adding a pair of assists and winning a bronze medal.

Quinnipiac is an NCAA Division I program located in Hamden, Conn. and playing out of the ECAC Hockey Conference along with Brown, Clarkson, Colgate, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, Rensselaer, St. Lawrence, Union and Yale. The Bobcats have a 14-3-0 record overall and are 6-2-0 in-conference. They sit in second place in the ECAC Hockey standings.

Quinnipiac has been a hotbed for BCHL talent in recent years and this season is no different as their 2018-19 roster features 10 alums, including Michael Lombardi, Ethan de Jong, Luke Shiplo, Nick Jermain, TJ Friedmann, Craig Martin, Scott Davidson, Desi Burgart, Andrew Shortridge and team captain and Washington Capitals draft pick Chase Priskie.

Current BCHLers already committed to the Bobcats 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, Wenatchee’s Christophe Fillion, PJ Fletcher and Cristophe Tellier and West Kelowna’s Wyatt Head.