Vernon Vipers captain Colton McCarthy has accepted an offer and will play Alberta college hockey next season with the Trojans of the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.
McCarthy finished second on the Vipers with 21 goals in the 2015-16 season, to go along with 12 assists and 97 penalty minutes. The Salmon Arm, B.C. product wound up with 31 goals and 27 assists for 58 points in 94 career BCHL games.
“SAIT is very excited to have Colton attend SAIT as a student-athlete and look forward to his development in the classroom and on the ice,” said Trojans head coach Dan Olsen.
This past season, former BCHLers Trevor Cameron, Mike Puddifant, Brenden Forbes, Austin Smith and Brandon Egli played for SAIT. McCarthy is the first player this season to commit to the program.
SAIT competes in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) against Red Deer College, University of Augustana, Portage College, Grant McEwan University, NAIT, Concordia, Briercrest College and Keyano College.