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Wood named Saints captain following all-star season

After a stellar rookie season with the Saints, Jordan Wood has been named captain for the upcoming season. - Submitted
After a stellar rookie season with the Saints, Jordan Wood has been named captain for the upcoming season.
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The Selkirk College Saints Men’s Hockey program is pleased to announce that second-year forward Jordan Wood (Cloverdale, B.C.) has been named the team’s captain for the upcoming 2012/13 British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League season.

"Jordan is a top player in our league and his leadership skills will be heavily relied upon this season," says Saints head coach Jeff Dubois.

"He’s a hard-working, dedicated student athlete who is committed to setting the proper tone for his teammates on and off the ice and helping to create a winning environment. We’re very pleased to have a young man of his ability and character to lead our group this season."

Wood enjoyed a stellar rookie season with the Saints in 2011/12, leading the team in scoring with 23 goals and 43 points in 24 games. His points total placed him third amongst BCIHL scorers and earned him a spot on the league’s First All-Star team. The 21-year old was one of the league’s most consistent offensive performers, picking up points in 21 of the Saints’ 24 regular season contests. He totalled 16 multi-point games and a pair of hat tricks, including one in Selkirk’s first-ever win against Thompson Rivers University on February 18th.

A Business diploma student, Wood came to Selkirk following a stellar junior career that saw him collect 55 goals and 125 points over three seasons with the KIJHL’s Kelowna Chiefs. He also suited up for the British Columbia Hockey League’s Westside Warriors during the 2010/11 season.

"I’m honoured to be named the Saints’ captain and I’m looking forward to being part of a winning team this season," says Wood, who is one of just four players returning from last year’s squad. "With so many quality new players coming in I feel like we have the opportunity to be successful and challenge to be a top team in our league."

The Saints begin training camp on Saturday at the Castlegar Recreation Complex and will be on the ice daily until August 30th. Saturday and Sunday ice sessions are scheduled from 4:30-6:00 PM while Monday to Thursday sessions are set for 6:00-7:30 PM. The public is welcome at all ice times to get an early look at the 2012/13 Saints roster.

Selkirk’s regular season begins Friday, October 5th on Vancouver Island against the University of Victoria. Their home opener is set for Friday, October 12th against Trinity Western University.

 

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