Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Former Merritt, Coquitlam & Quesnel Forward Thomas Hardy Commits to Selkirk College:


This is posted on the BCIHL website:

Selkirk College adds PIJHL scoring champ Thomas Hardy for 2012/13 season

The Selkirk College Saints Men’s Hockey program is pleased to announce a commitment from forward Thomas Hardy (Surrey, B.C.) to attend Selkirk College and compete for the Saints beginning in the 2012/13 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season.

Hardy is a veteran of the British Columbia and Pacific International Junior Hockey Leagues, where he has suited up in 176 games over four seasons. Hardy led all PIJHL skaters in goals (with 33) and points (73) during the 2011/12 regular season as a member of the Aldergrove Kodiaks.

The 6-foot-1 winger spent the 2010/11 season primarily with the BCHL’s Quesnel Millionaires, where he tallied 17 points in 33 games as a 19-year old. He has also spent time with the Junior ‘A’ Coquitlam Express and Merritt Centennials, and totalled 26 points in 65 career BCHL games.

Hardy has also spent parts of four seasons with Aldergrove, where he is the franchise’s all-time leader in goals and points. His career totals in the PIJHL include 73 goals and 168 points in 113 games played.

“I’m looking forward to being a part of the Saints hockey program,” says Hardy, who will study Business at Selkirk. “I’m excited to go back to the small town feeling that I had throughout my years of junior hockey and I’ve heard great things about the school and the community.”

“I consider myself to be an offensive player who sees the ice well and finishes my scoring opportunities,” he explains, when asked to break down his game. “I also take pride in being defensively sound and playing at both ends of the rink.”

Hardy is Selkirk’s first commitment for the 2012/13 season. Additional player announcements will be made in the coming weeks.

Here are the stats on Hardy:

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