Derek Georgopoulos is returning to the West Kootenay this fall to play for the Selkirk College Saints where he will be part of a team that will be striving for its fourth straight BCIHL championship.

Derek Georgopoulos headed to the Selkirk College Saints

Veteran Kootenay Junior International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) forward Derek Georgopoulos will suit up for the Selkirk College Saints.

Submitted to the Castlegar News

Veteran Kootenay Junior International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL) forward Derek Georgopoulos will suit up for the Selkirk College Saints starting this September.

The defending British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League (BCIHL) champion Saints announced this week that the Cranbrook resident will join the team for the 2015-2016 season.

“I’m very excited to join the Saints and attend Selkirk College,” says Georgopoulos. “I have heard nothing but good things about the hockey program and I’m very familiar with the West Kootenays so I feel like it will be a great fit for me.”

The 5-foot-9, 165 pound forward recently completed his final KIJHL season with the Fernie Ghostriders where he scored 20 goals and added 15 assists. Georgopoulos spent three full seasons with the Ghostriders and also played one campaign with the Castlegar Rebels in 2013-2014. Earlier in his hockey career, Georgopoulos was a member of Kootenay Ice Major Midget team based out of Nelson.

In 169 KIJHL regular season games, Georgopoulos posted 67 goals and 67 assists. He is a proven winner at the Junior B level.

“George will bring speed, excitement, and a great personality to the locker room,” says Ghostriders head coach Craig Mohr. “The fans will love his work ethic and his ability to get them jumping out of their seats.”

Georgopolous joins other member of the recruiting class: Dallas Calvin (Trail BCHL), Troy Maclise (Osoyoos KIJHL), Marcel Fuchs (Creston KIJHL), Richard Gratz (OCN SJHL), Ashton McLeod (Humbolt SJHL), Nathan Browne (Campbell River VIJHL), Bret Huber (Summerland KIJHL), Nelson Hurry (Summerland, KIJH) and BJ Avery (Swan Valley MJHL).

Georgopoulos plans on enrolling in the School of University Arts and Sciences at Selkirk College in the fall.

 

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