In his first BCHL season, Mark Sinclair has handled the bulk of the work in the Chilliwack Chiefs crease and in being among the league-leaders in minutes played and wins, he’s secured an NCAA future in Alabama.
Sinclair will play next season at the University of Alabama-Huntsville, a Div. I program in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA). The native of Hamilton, Ont. is second in the BCHL with 19 wins and 1,699 minutes played.
At Alabama-Huntsville, Sinclair will be joining an improving program that is in it’s third season in the WCHA and is known for having developed current Edmonton Oilers goalie Cam Talbot. UAH competes in conference play against Alaska, Alaska-Anchorage, Bowling Green, Ferris State, Northern Michigan, Michigan Tech, Lake Superior State, Bemidji State and Minnesota State.
The Chargers have drawn a great deal of talent from the BCHL in recent seasons and are captained this season by former Merritt Centennials stalwart Brent Fletcher. Other BCHL alums on the Chargers roster are Hunter Anderson, Regan Soquila and Kurt Gosselin.
Sinclair should be entering a good situation with an immediate shot to earn playing time as the team’s current goalies are in the final or second-last college seasons.