ISN – (Wednesday, July 30, 2014) – The Rivermen are extremely
proud to announce forward Justin Szeto has earned an NCAA Division I scholarship to
A native of Vancouver, the 17 year-old Szeto committed to the Rivermen this spring
after a spectacular season with the BC Major Midget League’s Vancouver North West
Giants where he led the team in scoring with 77 points, and the entire league with
Excelling both on and off the ice, Szeto is a gifted athlete and student and is now
set to attend one of North America’s most prestigious universities.
“I’m super excited, it came together pretty quickly this past weekend and I couldn’t
be happier with how things have materialized,” said Szeto.
“The feeling was always there that I wanted to compete and get an education from an
Ivy League school and there’s no better way to do that than through Harvard.”
“Justin was one of the first players that caught my attention when I started with
the Rivermen, he’s a very intelligent hockey player,” said Assistant Coach and
Director of Player Personnel, Kurt Astle.
“Getting to know Justin over the years I have been impressed with the work he puts
in during the off season and away from the rink. He has always been an honour
student and we are fortunate to have Justin represent the Rivermen.”
Heading into his final year of high school this fall, it’s been a summer full of
change for Szeto who is set to begin his junior hockey career with the Rivermen.
Securing his longer-term future now also allows him to focus on shifting to the BCHL
and his grade 12 year.
“It’s been a busy summer, I’ve been training hard and I’m looking forward moving out
and billeting and getting used to Langley.”
The Rivermen would like to congratulate Justin on this major accomplishment and look
forward to seeing him at training camp in August.