The Victoria Cougars are pleased to announce that Dom Kolbeins has committed to play hockey at Lindenwood University for the upcoming 2017-18 season.
During his playing days in Victoria, Kolbeins racked up 60 goals and 92 assists for 152 points in 106 games.
Kolbeins played a pivotal role two years ago in Victoria’s second place finish at the 2016 Cyclone Taylor Cup tournament and the Cougars runner-up finish in last year’s league final.
“I am very happy with Dom. He earned this opportunity and I know he will do well,” Cougars head coach Suneil Karod said. “Dom was a player I leaned on during the season and he was a great help to me in my first year as a head coach. I knew I could trust Dom with leading the room and doing the right things all the time.”
After Victoria dealt its captain Jake Calverley back to the Nanaimo Buccaneers in December of last year, a void was left with no named captain for the rest of the season. But it became obvious very quickly that Kolbeins would be that person.
“I didn’t think it was fair to put that kind of pressure on anyone after Jake left but Dom was the unofficial captain of our team. He didn’t need a letter on his jersey to lead. Dom is going to have great success with Lindenwood and I would not be surprised if he was given a letter on that team,” Karod said.
Based in Saint Charles, Missouri, Lindenwood University is located 3,589 kilometres southeast of Victoria.