Surrey, BC - The Surrey Eagles Hockey Club is pleased to announce that defenseman Jordan Klimek has committed to attend Northern Michigan University, beginning in the 2014-2015 season.
Currently in his rookie season in the BCHL, the 17-year-old has scored five goals and 11 assists in 39 games. The Langley native also has three overtime winners, most recently scoring to lift the Birds to a 2-1 win over Salmon Arm last Sunday.
"He is a very talented young player that is only going to keep getting better," said Eagles Head Coach and GM Matt Erhart. "Throughout this season he's made some huge strides defensively, and at the same time, he's scored some big goals for us. We're very happy for Jordan. He's going to be a great college hockey player, and I think Northern Michigan is a great fit for him."
Northern Michigan is located in the city of Marquette. The Wildcats play in the NCAA's Division I Central Collegiate Hockey Association.
"I'm very excited about it," said Klimek of the commitment. "It took a bit there to decide where I wanted to go, but I'm really excited about Northern Michigan and my future there. I really like the coaching staff there."
Klimek becomes the 11th member of the Eagles to commit to an NCAA school, joining Devon Toews (Quinnipiac, 2013), Michael Stenerson (Alaska Anchorage, 2013), Brady Shaw (Bentley, 2013), Michael Santaguida (Vermont, 2013), Craig Wyszomirski (Merrimack, 2013), Adam Tambellini (North Dakota, 2013), Dan O'Keefe (Yale, 2014), Brett Mulcahy (Holy Cross, 2014), Drew Best (Vermont, 2014) and Demico Hannoun (Michigan Tech, 2014).
The Eagles would like to congratulate Klimek on his accomplishment.