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Saturday , 24 July 2021

Yaks forward Bobby Young commits to NCAA’s Holy Cross

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Bonnyville Pontiacs forward Bobby Young has committed to the NCAA Holy Cross College Crusaders for the 2019/20 season, the team announced in late December.

Young will join fellow teammate Grayson Constable who committed to the Crusaders program earlier this season.

“Bobby is not only an on-ice leader on our team he is also a great teammate and respected leader in our dressing room,” said Pontiacs Head Coach Rick Swan.

“He has all the abilities to become a top end NCAA Division I player and it is great to see Bobby rewarded for his hard work both on and off the ice. Bobby is a great character person who comes from a great, supportive family.”

The winger, who hails from Kitchener, Ontario currently leads the team in assists with 22 helpers and has 27 points in 35 games, third overall on the Pontiacs roster.

He was acquired after nine games from the (BCHL) Chilliwack Chiefs last season and registered 39 points in 49 games on the season, including 19 goals after the trade.

Bobby Young becomes the 57th player who has played for the Pontiacs and committed to play college hockey since the 2013/14 season.

Holy Cross is located in Worcester, Massachusetts.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.