99 born forward of the Nanaimo Clippers, Josh Bourne, secured a scholarship to play ice hockey with the Brock University Badgers for the upcoming 2020-2021 season. Brock University plays out of the Western Division of the OUA in the U Sports League of Canada. This is the top collegiate hockey league in Canada.
Josh Bourne was the 1st player Owner Wes Mussio and Head Coach/Vice President Darren Naylor committed to in their program when they took over the Clippers in November 2017. Borne was an instrumental part of the team over the last three seasons with Naylor and Mussio building the team around his elite level talent and ability to score timely goals.
As Wes Mussio pointed out; “ Knowing Josh from age 8 forward, I predicted that he would become one of the top Junior A forwards in the BCHL not to mention the entire country and he didn’t prove me wrong. He’s been a very productive player his entire hockey career at all levels. After being hampered by injuries in his 1st full season, Josh took his game to another level this past season leading the Clippers in scoring and providing some magical moments with all his last minute game winning goals. Brock University just got their number one forward who’s going to be a highly productive player through his college career.”
Darren Naylor said “I am very happy for Josh. You will not find a more genuinely nice person anywhere. Knowing Josh since his youth hockey days, I’ve always been a huge fan, whether he was playing for me or against me. You could see he was having fun playing the game. I will miss not having Josh around on a day to day basis. Brock University made a smart decision that will help them become a top U Sports team. Mark my words, he will be a top 10 scoring forward in college in the entire country. Thanks for the memories Bourneman.”