Blind River goalie goes D3

May 14, 2014

A late starter has made a fast climb.

20-year old goalie Dylan Knox, who did not start playing ice hockey until he was 16, is off to play at the National Collegiate Athletic Association level.

Knox, who spent the 2013-2014 season with the Blind River Beavers of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League, is headed to the Framingham State University Rams of the Division 3, Massachussets Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC.)

Knox was named winner of both the coaches award and players award with Blind River during the 2013-2014 season.

Playing on a Blind River squad that won just 10 of 56 regular-season games and one of five playoff matches in 2013-2014, Knox posted an overall record of 3-23-0 with a 4.97 goals-against-average and .893 save percentage, respectable numbers on a lowly team.

A character individual who grew up in the Florida town of Plantation, Knox chose Framingham State over offers from a number of other Division 3 schools.

PHOTO: Dylan Knox, in action with the Blind River Beavers. (Photo by Reg Clark.)

What you think about “Blind River goalie goes D3”

  1. Way to go Knoxy
    You deserve this.
    You were the most positive player that I have ever seen in a long time.
    Calm and collected at all times.
    We are sure gonna miss you, Buddy.

  2. Congrat’s Dylan and great article RR. Thank You for always coverring the Beavers in such a positive ways./

  3. The Knox kid proved to be a good goalie and this is his reward – good for him. It is nice to read about these success stories esp one like this about a player who has only been playing for such a short time. Best of Luck to you Dylen Knox!

  4. Great to see hard work and dedication pay off……good work Dylan, you deserve what you have accomplished.

  5. WOW…congratulations to all NOJHL players moving on to NCAA Hockey and Education..You all deserve the recognition you are now receiving and you will have the time of your life on campus of a NCAA program. I was so happy to also read this morning about the fact that at least THREE more KL Gold Miners receiving NCAA scholarships..What has occurred in former HOCKEY TOWN CANADA is truly an amazing achievement for our Northern community and will serve them very well in their recruiting efforts because of the success of their relatively young hockey program and the credit given KL by their graduating players moving on to bigger and better things..

  6. timminsflash: That’s great to hear about the 3 KL players with NCAA commits. Are you able to share the names of these players?

  7. And congrats to former Soo T-Bird Chad Thibodeau who has committed to Nipissing University to play CIS.

  8. Hello Fanman….In an article in the Northern News of Kirkland Lake this morning entitled “Lafleur reflects on Miners” season” the GM/Coach of the Gold Miners confirmed that Austin Rust has become the third member of the Gold Miners to join the NCAA hockey playing ranks for the 2014/2015 season following Dan Morin and Errol Thompson. I have also been told by one of my relatives in Kirkland that Samuel Wilbur has or soon will be following in that direction….GREAT NEWS for the NOJHL indeed. ….

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