The Prince George Spruce Kings Junior A Hockey Club of the British Columbia Hockey League is pleased to announce that defenceman and team captain, Zach Davies has accepted a four-year scholarship to Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut.
Quinnipiac is an NCAA Division I school that is ranked nationally as one of the best universities to offer undergraduate and master’s degree programs. The Bobcats also boast a top-ranked hockey program that competes in the ECAC.
Zach Davies is currently playing in his third and final year of junior hockey with the Prince George Spruce Kings. Having joined the team for the 2006/07 season, Davies helped the Spruce Kings earn a silver medal at the 2007 RBC Royal Bank Cup National Junior A Hockey Championship. With the commitment to play for the Quinnipiac Bobcats in 2009/10, Davies plans on contributing to his current team’s success and has been averaging a point a game with 2 goals and 5 assists.
“It is very exciting knowing that I will get to continue playing hockey,” said Zach Davies. “This takes a lot of the pressure off. I wanted to get something like this early in the season so I could just focus on winning this year. The Spruce Kings organization has been really good to me and (head coach) Ed Dempsey has helped out a lot with the process.”
“This is a great opportunity for Zach,” said Dempsey. “On behalf of the entire Spruce Kings organization, I would like to congratulate Zach on being rewarded for all the hard work and dedication that he has put into his game and into the Spruce Kings hockey club.”
“Zach is an outstanding individual, both on and off the ice,” continued Dempsey. “He is richly deserving of the four year NCAA Division I scholarship at Quinnipiac. In my opinion, Zach is probably one of the most underrated players from the past two seasons in the BCHL. Through hard work and perseverance, he has been able to secure this scholarship and Quinnipiac has really unearthed a diamond in the rough.”
Zach Davies joins a growing list of Spruce Kings alumni that are competing at the NCAA Division I level.