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Quinton Gove announced his commitment on Monday.

Quinton Gove commits to Amherst College

Bonnyville Pontiacs defenceman announced his commitment to an NCAA Division III team on Monday. 

Quinton Gove, who was acquired mid-season from the NCDC, will be going to Amherst College next season. 

The 20-year-old from Ypsilanti, MI collected 3 goals and 15 assists in 42 games with the Yaks this season. 

I’d say the academics there are second to none so that was a huge factor in committing to Amherst,’ said Gove in a press release. “They also have a really good hockey program and they field a competitive team almost every year.”

“I think next year they have a real chance to make the NCAA Tournament. They’re returning almost all of their forwards and adding a couple of players so I am really excited.” 

Gove played parts of last season with the Drayton Valley Thunder and Lloydminster Bobcats. 

Coming to Bonnyville, Gove has seen vast improvement, even earning AJHL Defensive Player of the Week. 

“He’s a great teammate that’s a good two-way defensemen who brings energy and emotion to the team along with a high compete level,” said head coach Mario Pouliot. 

“He has been the most improved player on our team since he’s joined us. He’s a great addition for Amherst and I wish him all the best.” 

So far this post-season, Gove has 2 goals and 2 assists after a series win against the Bobcats on Sunday. 

He is the 10th Yaks commitment to the NCAA this season. 

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.