A Drumheller Dragon has decided to further his hockey career at the University of Vermont.
The Dragons have announced their first year forward Brett Wieschroster has committed to play for Catamounts who play in the Division I NCAA East Conference.
“Brett left a huge impression with our staff during camps leading up to the 2017/18 season,” said head coach and general manager Kevin Hasselberg in a press release. “His enthusiasm and determination to have the puck convinced us he was ready for Junior Hockey at 16.”
Originally from Sherwood Park, Wieschorster is the youngest Dragon on the squad. This season he has played 22 games and amassed one goal and 6 assists. He was a fifth-round pick in the 2016 WHL Bantam Draft going to Kootenay Ice. Last season he played AAA Midget with the Sherwood Park Squires. He put together 47 points in only 34 games.
“His commitment off ice and his work ethic in practices will have him prepared for his next journey in college hockey. We couldn’t be happier for such a humble kid who loves the game,” said Hasselberg.
The University of Vermont is in the City of Burlington. His career as a Catamount is projected to begin in the 2020-2021 season.