Defenseman Jamie Kamzol has committed to play for the Sault College Cougars as they debut as members of the Division 3, American Collegiate Hockey Association in 2017-2018.
Kamzol is a former captain and all-star with the White Pines Wolverines of the Sault Ste. Marie High School Hockey League.
He becomes the latest high-end player to commit to the fledgling Sault College ACHA program for the upcoming season.
Just last week, forward Austin Rowe, who led the Sault Ste. Marie high school hockey loop in scoring the past two seasons as a member of the repeat champion St. Mary’s Knights, confirmed that he will be suiting up for Sault College in the fall.
Rowe’s intent to attend Sault College and play hockey for coach Mike Hall’s Cougars followed earlier commitments from forward Ryan Vendramin and defenseman Andrew Trowbridge.
A Sault Ste. Marie product, Vendramin is a former scoring sensation with the erstwhile Soo North Stars major midgets who went on to play with the Sarnia Legionnaires of the Greater Ontario Jr. Hockey League and the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League.
And Trowbridge is fresh from three full seasons with the Blind River Beavers of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League. Trowbridge is a Blind River area product who was a part of the Beavers dramatic turnaround from a winless season of two years ago to a team that made it to the NOJHL championship series this spring.
The 2017-2018 campaign is slated to mark Sault College’s first official season as members of the ACHA. The Cougars competed within the ACHA on an exhibition basis in 2016-2017.