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.