October 4, 2012, PENTICTON, BC –The Penticton Vees Hockey Club is pleased to announce forward Mike Rebry (93) has committed to Western Michigan University for 2014.
Rebry’s announcement, to join the Western Michigan Broncos, comes on the heels of Sam Mellor’s announcement. The duo have both committed to the Broncos.
Rebry is currently in his first season with the Vees and is off to an impressive start. The Clear Creek, Ontario product has manufactured five goals and 11 points through eight games; Rebry is leading the team in scoring and is sitting fourth overall in the BCHL. Also, Rebry has a pension of scoring big goals, as he leads the team in game-winners with two.
Vees Head Coach and GM Fred Harbinson says Rebry has a high ceiling, “Mike has had a lot of changes to deal with since moving out west, but has quietly become one of the BCHL’s best two way players. We are excited to have an opportunity to develop Mike over the next two seasons, for Western Michigan University.”
Prior to joining the Vees, Rebry spent last season with the Brantford Eagles of the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League. Rebry led the team in scoring, amassing 28 goals and 58 points in 48 games. Rebry had a breakout performance in the playoffs, leading the Eagles to the Ontario Jr. ‘B’ Championship Final. In 29 post-season games, Rebry racked up 14 goals and 24 points on his way to being named one of three Ontario Hockey Association Top Prospects award recipients.
The Western Michigan Broncos are a member of the Central Collegiate Hockey Association, and play out of Lawson Arena in Kalamazoo, Michigan. The Broncos have made five appearances in the NCAA tournament and have won The CCHA Tournament title twice; mostly recently last spring. Longtime NHL coach Andy Murray is entering his second season as the bench boss for the Broncos; last season Murray guided them to their best finish since 1986.