Another player from the Lloydminter Junior A Bobcats hockey team has committed to a post-secondary National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) program.
Bobcats’ season MVP, goaltender Alex Leclerc has signed with Colorado College, to play for their Division I NCAA team the Colorado College Tigers.
This past season, Leclerc registered a franchise record 31 wins on 44 games, helping his team set a record as well: their most regular season wins in franchise history with 44 and 90 points.
“I am honoured to attend Colorado College next year. Being able to study and play hockey at such a high level is a dream for every junior hockey player,” said Leclerc.
“I would like to thank my coaches, billets, friends, and family for their continued support. A special thank you goes out to Mr. Vincent Riendau who put the dream of college hockey in my mind at 16 years old.”
A native of Longueuil, PQ, Leclerc posted a 2.48 goals against average and a .908 save percentage with the Bobcats in 2015-16, earning recognition as one of four finalists for both the AJHL’s Most Valuable Player award and Top Goaltender award.
Leclerc joins teammates Cole Josefchak and Alex Pernitsky in committing to Colorado College, and is the 12th player from the 2015-16 Bobcats team to commit to a postsecondary institution: Noah Bauld (Cornell University), Kevin Darrar (Holy Cross), Cole Josefchak (Colorado College), Alex Leclerc (Colorado College), Christian Lloyd (Sacred Heart), Greg Moro (Clarkson University), Taylor Mulder (MacEwan University), Alex Pernitsky (Colorado College), Nick Quillan (Colgate University), Kris Spriggs (Niagara University), former Bobcat Evan Tschumi (Colgate University), and Troy Van Tetering (University of Alaska-Fairbanks).