The Prince George Spruce Kings Junior A Hockey Club of the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) is pleased to announce that forward Sean Ambrosie has committed to a scholarship at the University of Connecticut.
Ambrosie has consistently contributed offensively for the Spruce Kings and is currently second in team scoring and has been in the top twenty among BCHL point producers for much of the season. His play has also earned the 19 year-old a spot on the Interior Division All-Star team.
Sean has turned heads in his first year in the BCHL for his offensive abilities highlighted by his strength on the puck down-low, long reach and strong skating. From Moorhead, Minnesota, Ambrosie learned of the Prince George Spruce Kings through long-time friend Jordy Christian and was acquired from the Winnipeg South Blues of the Manitoba Junior Hockey League during the off-season.
“Being acquired by the Spruce Kings has been a big deal for me,” said Ambrosie. “Since coming to the BCHL, I've had lots of exposure and this is a dream come true. I'm ready to go to college and pursue a career in business with a highly ranked school. The Huskies hockey program has been coming on and I feel I can step in and contribute, but that is next year; right now it is all about contributing to the Spruce Kings' success.”
“The Prince George Spruce Kings organization is very happy that Sean was able to accomplish his goal of securing a four year hockey scholarship,” said general manager and head coach Ed Dempsey. “This is a real credit to Sean's outstanding scholastic achievements that he can now combine his love of hockey and academics at an exceptional business school.”
Sean Ambrosie becomes the fourth player to commit to a NCAA Division I school this season and is the fifth committed player on the team’s roster.