A former Langley Rivermen defenceman is taking the next step in his hockey journey.
The local junior A squad announced recently that Jordan Schneider has earned an NCAA Div. 1 scholarship to Clarkson University.
The 20-year-old from Toronto played his first season in the BCHL last year, scoring 26 points (five goals, 21 assists) in 52 games with the â€™Men.
Schneider will join teammate Colton Kehler who announced his commitment to Clarkson last November.
â€œJordan is an excellent defenceman who is very smart at both ends of the ice,â€ Rivermen head coach and general manager Bobby Henderson said. â€œHeâ€™s going to a school thatâ€™s well respected and we couldnâ€™t be happier for him.â€
â€œI canâ€™t thank the coaching staff and my teammates enough, they really helped me grow last season,â€ Schneider said. â€œIâ€™m excited to continue my hockey career.â€
Prior to coming to the west coast, Schneider spent three seasons with the St. Michaelâ€™s Buzzers of the Ontario Junior Hockey League.
Clarkson University, a private research university in Potsdam, NY, enrols more than 3,700 students.
Its hockey team plays in the ECAC Hockey conference. Notable names to graduate from Clarkson include NHLers and Stanley Cup champions Willie Mitchell and Erik Cole, and retired NHLer Todd Marchant.