Rockets alumni goaltender Brendan Barry has earned an NCAA Div 1 commitment from the Clarkson University Golden Knights for the 2016-2017 season.
Barry led the Okanagan Rockets to the 2013 Telus Cup in Moose Jaw Saskatchewan after a sensational first season with the club. Barry lost just once in 19 regular season games, and took the reigns in the playoffs with tremendous performances in both the BCMML championship series against the NW Giants, and again in the Pacific Regional Championship in Red Deer.
Barry joined the BCHL's Penticton Vees in the off-season and has continued his stellar play with a 10-2-0-0 record in his rookie season.
"We are extremely proud of Brendan and it's nice to see the on-ice work he has put in over the years pay off." said Rockets general manager David Michaud. "Brendan is just the 2nd 1997 goalie in Canada to receive a commitment, and the first in western Canada, so that should put things in perspective on just how special it is for a 17 year old goaltender to receive this commitment."
Clarkson University is located in Potsdam, New York. The Golden Knights hockey program is one of the oldest in college hockey as it dates back to 1921. The Golden Knights have made 20 NCAA tournament appearances, and have reached the Frozen Four seven times. Their .622 all-time winning percentage is amongst the best in the country.