The Cowichan Capitals are very happy to announce that both 19-year-old goaltender Michael Corson and 20-year-old graduated forward Troy MacTavish have both committed to play NCAA college hockey for the upcoming season.
Corson has committed with the University of Denver Pioneers of the NCHC. Last season Denver had a 23-10-8 before losing in the regional finals to Ohio State. Corson joined the Capitals part-way through last season when he was acquired via trade from the Blind River Beavers of the NOJHL. With the Caps he had a 4-10 record with a .909 save percentage and 3.58 goals against average. His notable performances included stopping 41 of 44 in his first start helping the Capitals grab their first road win of the season in Powell River, stopping 38 of 39 in a 2-1 win in Prince George then following it up stopping 49/50 in a 2-0 loss to Vernon the next night.
Troy MacTavish captained Cowichan last season in his lone campaign with the team, he also finished as the leading scorer. MacTavish is on his way to the University of Wisconsin-Superior NCAA Division III program. Last season the Yellow Jackets finished 9-15-3 going 0-1-1 in the WIAC Commissioner’s Cup Tournament playoffs. MacTavish lead Cowichan with 38 points in 58 games, 13 goals, 25 assists. MacTavish scored this past season’s Teddy Bear Toss goal back in December against the Langley Rivermen.
Congratulations and good luck to both Michael and Troy with their new teams!