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Ross heading home to Colorado College next season

Surrey Eagles defenceman Jackson Ross will return to his home state next year as he has committed to play for the Colorado College Tigers in 2018-19.

Before making the jump to play hockey in B.C., Ross,who is from Denver, played two years for Cherry Creek High in Colorado.

The 20-year-old has played two full seasons for the Eagles, getting in 109 regular-season games and putting up 33 points. Ross is currently enjoying a solid postseason as he has three goals and eight assists for 11 points in his first playoff run with Surrey.

Colorado College is part of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) along with Denver, Miami, Minnesota Duluth, Omaha, North Dakota, St. Cloud State and Western Michigan. The Tigers recently lost to the University of Denver in the quarterfinals of the NCHC tournament.

Colorado College has given scholarships to many BCHL players in recent years. Their current roster features several former BCHLers, including Kristian Blumenschein, Kade Kehoe, Nick Halloran, Troy Conzo, Brian Williams, McKay Flanagan and Andrew Farny.

Ross will be joined next year by Ty Pochipinski from the Cowichan Valley Capitals, Grant Cruikshank from the Penticton Vees and Keyvan Mokhtari of the Vernon Vipers as well as Chad Sasaki from the Wenatchee Wild in 2019-20.