The Cowichan Capitals are excited to announce that they have committed to 2000 born, import defence man, JJ Berdal for the upcoming season. Berdal stands at 5’8” and weighs in at 141 pounds. He was the leading scorer on his team, notching 24 goals and 26 assists for 50 points in 24 games with the D.C. Everest Evergreens of the Wisconsin Prep Hockey League. He finished as +42 in plus/minus, scored 5 game winners, and another 8 on the power play. He also lead the Evergreens in scoring the season before with 16 goals and 21 assists for 37 points in 24 games.
“I chose Cowichan because I really feel like the style of play fits my game. I am looking forward to helping in the community and on the ice, and look forward to meeting my new teammates this August at camp” said Berdal.
In Berdal’s 4 seasons of high school hockey he scored 56 goals and 120 points in 94 games, plus another 8 points in 7 playoff games. He also played for Team Wisconsin in the Upper Midwest High School Elite Hockey League, scoring 9 points in 21 games, second amongst defence men on the team and 8th on the team overall.
Berdal has also already earned himself a commitment to Colorado College, the same school that Ty Pochipinski will be heading to in the fall. By clicking here you can see highlights from a playoff game courtesy of ABC 9 North Central Wisconsin, in which Berdal’s Evergreen’s upset the top seeded Wausau West in playoff action last week, with Berdal scoring the game tying goal late.