Forward Spencer Silver of the Hearst Lumberjacks of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League is headed to the National Collegiate Athletic Association ranks.
Hailing from North Wales, Penn., Silver will further his education and continue his hockey career in the fall at Plattsburgh State, a Division 3, NCAA school.
In 87 career contests in the NOJHL, he played at over a point-per-game pace with the Lumberjacks, collecting 92 in 87 outings on 49 tallies and 43 assists.
Silver will be joining former Hearst teammate Austin Anselmo, who also saw action in the NOJHL with Kirkland Lake, at the school located in upstate New York where the Cardinals compete out of the State University of New York Athletic Conference.
Another former NOJHLer at Plattsburgh is Brendan Young, who skated for the Blind River Beavers.
“With three players from the past couple of seasons now having been recruited to Plattsburgh State, it continues to show the NOJHL is gathering more and more interest from a variety of NCAA programs across the U.S.,” relayed commissioner Robert Mazzuca.
“Having over 250 commitments, and counting, the past five seasons alone up to the next level, it bodes well for the NOJHL and the continued interest we are seeing across the board,” Mazzuca pointed out.
“This is a credit to the coaching and management staffs of all of our member clubs, who are running effective programs that schools and major junior teams, on both sides of the border, are seeing prospects being developed, who can succeed at the next level,” Mazzuca added.