GM Ice Dogs’ Walchuk commits to Minot State of ACHA


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Release date: Friday, May 6, 2016

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Headshot: Dryden GM Ice Dogs

GM Ice Dogs’ Walchuk commits to Minot State of ACHA

DRYDEN, Ont. – The Dryden GM Ice Dogs of the Superior International Junior Hockey League has announced that forward Kent Walchuk will be off to attend school and play collegiate hockey in the U.S. in the fall after committing to attend Minot State University, who are members of the American Collegiate Hockey Association.

The Saskatoon, Sask., product wrapped up his final season of Jr. A hockey in the SIJHL with Dryden as the forward registered 33 points in 49 regular season contests on 16 goals and 17 assists.

His offensive numbers marked a 25-point improvement from 2014-15.

Walchuk also chipped in with eight points in 12 playoff outings for the GM Ice Dogs, including four goals, of which two were shorthanded, in their run to the Bill Salonen Cup final.

“We had been talking to Kent for over a year,” said Minot State head coach Wade Regier.

“He had a very successful 20-year-old season with the GM Ice Dogs and Kent is a very versatile player who can play all positions,” added Regier.

“We are looking forward to having his work ethic and versatility in our line up next year, surmised the MSU Beavers bench boss.”

Based in Minot, N.D., the Beavers Hockey program has been in existence at Minot State University since 1995.

The team competes independently at the ACHA Division I level and plays its home games at the MAYSA Arena in Minot.

Walchuk will be joining a MSU Beavers squad that went 32-2-2-1 in 37 ACHA contests in 2015-16.