Stevenson inks with Wildcats

Choice is a good thing and from the array of options in front of West Kelowna Warriors forward Chase Stevenson, he’s selected and NCAA future at the University of New Hampshire (UNH).

The native of West Kelowna was also drafted in the Western Hockey League but opted for the BCHL and now has committed to the NCAA path as well. That decision came last week after Stevenson had a chance to visit the campus and catch up with New Hampshire sophomore and former Warriors standout Liam Blackburn. Stevenson chose UNH from among several NCAA programs that had expressed interest in him.

Now in his second season with the Warriors, the 5-foot-11, 170-pound forward has three goals and six helpers in 18 games so far. He posted 10 goals and 10 assists last season in 33 games. He is committed to the Wildcats for the 2019-20 season.

At UNH, Stevenson will join a Wildcats program that competes in the NCAA’s Hockey East conference along with Boston University, Northeastern, Vermont, Providence, Boston College, Massachusetts, UMass-Lowell, Merrimack, Maine and Connecticut.

The Wildcats program has recruited heavily from the BCHL in recent years and in addition to Blackburn, their roster this season features alums Cam Marks, Dylan Chanter, Adam Clark, James Miller, Michael McNicholas, Justin Fregona, Joe Sacco, Marcus Vela and Nick Nonis.