Dauphin Kings Wilson Northey will continue his hockey career next season, as he's committed to play NCAA Division III hockey at University of Wisconsin Stevens Point.
"You're never really sure about these kinds of things because you can only find out stuff online," said Northey. "But, I visited there a little bit ago, and it was great. I also have a friend that's playing there, and he's told me lots. It's a great school, and I'm super excited about it."
The 20-year-old became a King in the offseason, after spending last season in the AJHL.
"I've been pretty confident all season long, being 20-years-old," said Northey. "But, now, going to college, and I won't be the veteran out there. I'm going to be playing against players a few years older than me, so it's just a size thing. I'm ready for the challenge though, and it should be fun."
U of W Stevens Point play in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference, and the team has been red-hot all season. In conference play, the team is 5-0-1, and overall, they're 17-4-2.
"A lot of guys playing there and in the league have played Jr.A before," said Northey. "So skill-wise, I feel I can contribute, and do well, at that level. It's just a matter of getting bigger, getting stronger, and training throughout the offseason."
Before playing for the Kings, and in the AJHL, Northey played in the KIJHL, BCHL and the BCMML.
"Growing up, it was always my dream to play college hockey," said Northey. "I'm really looking forward to playing at Stevens Point."
In 41 games this season with the Kings, Northey has 18 points.