Trail Smoke Eaters forward Ross Armour will suit up for the Bemidji State University Beavers in two years.
The Rossland native committed to the Minnesota university earlier this week and is looking at joining the NCAA’S Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) team for the 1918-19 season.
Armour leads all Smokie skaters in scoring in the early season with two goals and five points in four games, and netted nine goals and 35 points last season.
The Beavers have one of the most storied programs in collegiate sports. Beaver Hockey is defined by a 60-year tradition of excellence, with 21 conference titles, 13 small-college national championships and a trip to the 2009 NCAA Frozen Four. BSU has seen 82 student-athletes recognized as All-Americans, and eight former Beavers have gone on to play in the National Hockey League.
The Beavers traditionally play one of the toughest home schedules in the nation, and the 2016-17 campaign will be no different. In addition to BSU’s 14-game home schedule against the Western Collegiate Hockey Association – which features BSU’s traditional rivalry with the University of Alabama-Huntsville – the Beavers will tackle the likes of Minnesota Duluth and Princeton on its home ice.