Espanola Express captain Cameron Anklewich has committed to play at the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division 3 level for the Kings College Monarchs effective the 2017-2018 season, HockeyNewsNorth.com has confirmed.
In 27 Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League games with Espanola thus far this season, the 1997 birth-year forward has 10 goals, 7 assists, 17 points.
“I’m really looking forward to the new opportunity that Kings College presents to me. It’s been a dream of mine to play NCAA hockey since I was 13 years old. It’s been a lot of work since then but to have it come true now is really exciting,” said Anklewich.
The 2017-2018 hockey season will be the first for Kings College, which is based in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
“I love the feel of the campus and how it is a small private university in northeastern Pennsylvania,” added Anklewich.
Espanola president and general manager Chad Clarke spoke about his team captain on behalf of the Express.
“I couldn’t be happier for Cameron. Out of all the schools he has talked to, this is the perfect fit for him,” noted Clarke. “I have watched Cameron grow not only as a player but a young man over the last few years and the Monarchs will be more than satisfied with what he brings to the table.”