After winning a Fred Page Cup title last year and making it all the way to the RBC Cup, Wenatchee Wild defenceman Jacob Modry has been thrust into a more prominent role in his third season with the team. He is now an assistant captain and an offensive contributor and the scouts have noticed as he has earned himself a scholarship to the Merrimack College Warriors for the 2019-20 season.
The 19-year-old native of El Segundo, Calif. is enjoying his best offensive season in the BCHL, totaling 13 points (three goals, 10 assists) in 28 games, surpassing the 11 points he put up in each of his first two seasons in the league. Modry, the son of former NHL defenceman Jaroslav Modry, has played 120 regular-season BCHL games as well as 25 in the postseason.
Merrimack is located in North Andover, Mass. and plays in the NCAA’s Hockey East conference along with Boston College, Boston University, UConn, Maine, Massachusetts, UMass Lowell, New Hampshire, Northeastern, Providence and Vermont.
Modry will have a familiar face in the dressing room when he gets to Merrimack next year as former Wild teammate August Von Ungern is currently playing his freshman season with the Warriors. Former Alberni Valley Bulldogs forward Christian Simeone is the only other BCHL alum on their roster this year.
Coquitlam Express forward Regan Kimens (2019-20) and Vernon Vipers forward Nicholas Cherkowski (2020-21) are also both committed to the Warriors.