(ISN) – The West Kelowna Warriors are pleased to announce that forward Jordan Masters (94) has committed to Arizona State University for the 2015/2016 season.
Warriors Head Coach and General Manager Rylan Ferster figures Jordan will fit right in. “It’s great for him. He’s spent two years in our league and plays hard every night. He never takes a shift off.”
Masters, 20, is enjoying a strong season with Warriors, with 8 goals and 15 assists in 22 games, which puts him on pace to reach last year’s totals of 19 goals and 21 assists.
“In talking with Brent Gough (Warriors Associate Head Coach/Assistant General Manager), he talked me towards ASU and the fact that I could be part of building up a tradition. It’s pretty cool to be part of the first season of Division 1 hockey at Arizona State, and I look forward to going down there and being part of this program.” Said Masters.
The Rochester, New York product sees time on the Warriors power-play and possesses a good shot with a quick one-timer release from the half wall. His agitating style makes him tough to play against, and the offensive side of his game is there as well.
Masters is the 1st BCHLer to commit to attend Arizona State University, as it will compete in Division 1 hockey for the first time, moving their National Champion club program into the NCAA’s highest level over the course of three seasons.
The Sun Devils, who won the American Collegiate Hockey Association championship last season, will play a hybrid schedule next season with games against NCAA and ACHA teams, followed by a complete Division 1 schedule in 2016, then joining either the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) or Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) in 2017.
The first recruits to the program were Cody Gylling from the Amarillo Bulls (NAHL), and AIC transfer David Norris, who will sit out next season due to NCAA regulations.
The West Kelowna Warriors organization would like to congratulate Jordan on his commitment.