The West Kelowna Warriors Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club is pleased to announce forward Jared Marino (’97) has committed to the Colgate University Raiders for the 2018/19 season.
Marino, 20, played in 156 career regular season games with the Warriors, amassing 27 goals and 55 assists for a total of 82 points in his three years in the British Columbia Hockey League to go along with 110 penalty minutes. The 6’3”, 205-pound forward captained the Warriors in his final season of Junior ‘A’ hockey and was second on the Warriors in scoring in the 2017/18 season with 21 goals and 32 assists for 53 points.
The Niagara Falls, Ontario native added plenty of playoff experience to his resume with 43 playoff games with the Warriors after getting into 9 postseason games in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL) with the Fort Erie Meteors. Marino registered 3 goals and 8 assists for 11 points in his 52 career Junior ‘A’ playoff games.
“I am honoured to have the opportunity to go to such a prestigious school to further my education and hockey career,” commented Warriors captain Jared Marino, “I’m very grateful to the Warriors organization and for everyone involved with the team who has provided me with three amazing years of junior hockey.”
“I can’t thank coach Ferster and his staff enough for all of the development they have provided for me,” continued Marino, “This would not be possible without the support of my family and without God. I look forward to the years to come at Colgate and for the chance to compete for a National Championship.”
“Jared has meant so much to the program,” said Warriors Head Coach and General Manager Rylan Ferster of the West Kelowna captain, “He’s been here for three years and it’s been a pleasure to watch him grow into a great player and leader; he’s very deserving of this.”
The Colgate University Raiders play in the Eastern Collegiate Hockey Conference (ECAC) in the National Collegiate Athletic Conference (NCAA) and play their games out of the Class of 1965 Arena in Hamilton, New York. The Raiders finished with a 17-17-6 record in the 2017/18 season and are coached by Don Vaughan, who just completed his 25th year behind the Colgate bench.