The West Kelowna Junior ‘A’ Hockey Club is pleased to announce the commitment of defenseman David Dach(‘01) for the 2019-2020 season.
Dach, 18, spent the past three seasons with the Fort Saskatchewan Rangers AAA of the Alberta Midget Hockey League(AMHL). This past season Dach was able to register 7 goals and 13 assists in 34 games played with the Rangers. “We are very excited to announce David’s commitment to West Kelowna”, said Warriors Head Coach and General Manager Brandon West. “David is a puck moving defenseman who can bring his two way game to our d-core. His game has continued to develop over the past couple seasons with the Fort Sask Rangers Midget AAA team and we look forward to continuing that here in West Kelowna .”
The 5’9 176 pound defender was an affiliate of the Whitecourt Wolverines of the AJHL but elected to head to the BCHL this fall. “I’m very excited to play for West Kelowna and be a part of Brandon West’s team”, said Dach. “Brandon is one of the main reasons why I picked the Warriors. The Warriors are also one of the top teams around for sending players to the NCAA. I pride myself on my academics, not only hockey, so the Warriors seemed like an obvious fit.”
The Fort Saskatchewan native recently touched up a couple loose ends to his game including defensive play in his own zone. “Offense has always become natural to me, so this past year I’ve worked on trying to round my game on the defensive side”, stated Dach. “I feel like being a well rounded player gives my coach the confidence to use me in a situation whether it’s on the power play, penalty kill, or late in games.”
Dach likes to describe himself as a well rounded two way defender similar to Minnesota Wild defenseman Jared Spurgeon, “We share a similar stature and play the game with skill, smarts, and physicality. Spurgeon also played minor hockey in the same league as me, so I draw lots of comparisons naturally.”