The Kings are pleased to announce that defenceman Sam Belanger has committed to play NCAA hockey at Lake Superior State University.
“It’s a great feeling, it’s a goal I’ve been looking to achieve my whole BCHL career” says Sam “I really like the coaching staff there, and their assistant coach Mike York played 10 seasons in the NHL, so he knows what it takes to get there, and good things can happen for me by getting the chance to work with him.”
Belanger is currently in his 3rd season with the Kings and the coaching staff has seen how he has developed in his tenure and knew that a commit was in his future. “He’s somebody who came into this season with a goal to commit to a school and the fact that it happened 18 games in is no surprise, he’s very determined and deserving of this” said assistant coach Harry Mahesh. “He has a lot of tools, he’s a good skater, he’s a good kid, strong and he’s starting to figure out how to utilize all that to get an advantage over everyone else in the league.”
The 18 year old from Montreal has 5 assists in 18 games this season and becomes the 6th player on the team to have a commit to an NCAA school as he will join teammate Jack Blanchett at Lake Superior State.
Sam will play his first official game as a committed player tonight as the Kings host the Victoria Grizzlies at 7pm.