Duncan, BC – The Capitals are excited and proud to announce Skylar Pacheco has committed to play for the University of Brock Badgers to begin his CIS university career this fall.
“It’s an honour to be heading to not only a great hockey program but a great school as well,” said Pacheco.
“I feel it’s the right decision athletically and academically. I’d like to thank the entire Capitals organization and my family for all the support.”
A veteran of more than 200 BCHL games, the Kitimat, BC native finished his junior career with a personal best season putting up 12 goals and 32 assists for 44 points leading all Capitals defenceman in scoring and finishing second in overall team points. Through his four-year BCHL career, the blue liner compiled 23 goals and 92 assists for 115 points in 221 games with both Prince George and Cowichan.
“Skylar is a tremendous offensive defenceman that can skate the puck and make plays,” said Capitals Head Coach and General Manager Bob Beatty.
“He is capable of putting up good numbers stepping into a strong CIS conference. Skylar was a popular player here in Cowichan with fans, players, and coaching staff. We all wish him and the Badgers plenty of success going forward.”
The Badgers compete in the Ontario University Athletics Conference’s western division and Pacheco will play under long-time Brock Head Coach Murray Nystrom.
Pacheco will certainly bring the same passion and leadership he exhibited in Cowichan to the CIS. Finishing the season as an Alternate Captain with the Capitals, Pacheco was also a key role model for several younger defencemen getting their start in the league.
The Capitals wish Skylar a big congratulations and all the best as he begins his university hockey career!