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Jeff Sargeant

March 2, 2013, Prince George, BC (ISN) – Cariboo Cougars goaltender Nathan Warren has committed to play for the BCHL’s Nanaimo Clippers next season.

The 17-year old Prince George native becomes the third Cougar to commit to the Clippers following captain Ryan Forbes and defenceman Stephen Penner.

“It’s pretty exciting to commit to a great franchise like Nanaimo,” said Warren.

“It’s a bonus to go there with great players and friends like Forbes and Penner. I’m looking forward to next season with the Clippers and I feel ready and excited to make the next step to the BCHL.”

Warren is having a stellar season as the Cougars number one netminder having just tied alumnus Jared Rathjen for the most wins in a single season with 20. In 26 games this year, Warren has a 20-5-1 record with a 2.38 GAA and six shutouts.

“We are extremely excited to have Nathan on board for next season,” said Clippers Head Coach and General Manager Mike Vandekamp.

“Our scouting staff has had the opportunity to watch him extensively this season including at the Mac’s Tournament. They were very impressed with his size, athleticism and compete level. We would like to welcome Nathan and his Family to the Clipper Family.”

The 6’3″ 190 pound goalie is in his second year as a Cariboo Cougar having led the team to last year’s championship series alongside David Readman.

Warren is also a two-time BC Major Midget Allstar and was named the BCMML player of the month for November.