But the biggest news of his season to date came Nov. 15 with his NCAA commitment to the University of North Dakota.
Weatherby, a native of Lummi Island, Wash., will head to Grand Forks, N.D. to play for the Fighting Hawks starting next season. The 6-foot-3, 215-pound centre has 21 goals and 19 assists on the season after posting 12-20-32 in 46 games last season.
There are now six BCHL players committed to UND with Penticton’s Jackson Keane, Jonny Tychonick, Luke Reid and Adam Scheel along with Chilliwack’s Harrison Blaisdell also heading to Grand Forks in coming seasons.
At UND Weatherby and the other BCHL recruits will be joining a Fighting Hawks program that has in recent years been one of the top NCAA Div. I programs. The won the NCAA national title in 2016 and made it back to the tournament last year before being eliminated in double overtime by Boston University.
The Fighting Hawks compete in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) along with St. Cloud State, Denver, Colorado College, Miami-Ohio, Nebraska-Omaha, Western Michigan and Minnesota Duluth.
BCHL graduates on the UND roster this season are Gabe Bast, Colton Poolman, Jordan Kawaguchi, Nick Jones and Dixon Bowen.