The Selkirk College Men’s Hockey team signed goaltender Aaron Oakley of Richmond to attend Selkirk College and compete for the Saints beginning in the 2013/14 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season.
Oakley joins Selkirk following an outstanding three-year career in the Pacific Junior Hockey League with the Richmond Sockeyes and Abbotsford Pilots. He led the league in a number of statistical categories during the 2012/13 season as a member of the Pilots, including games played 33, minutes played, 1941, and wins 23. The 20-year-old also finished second amongst PJHL netminders with a 2.01 goals-against average and fourth with a .918 save percentage.
His overall totals spanning three seasons in the PJHL include 58 wins and 21 losses with a 2.27 GAA and a .914 save percentage.
Oakley appeared at back-to-back Cyclone Taylor Cups in 2011 and 2012 with the Sockeyes and Pilots respectively, and went on to win the Keystone Cup with Abbotsford to conclude his 19-year old season.
He has also earned a number of individual accolades, including the PJHL’s Most Valuable Player award for the 2012/13 season. He was an all-star in all three years played in the league and was the recipient of the Top Goaltender award as a rookie with the Sockeyes in 2010/11.
“He comes from a winning program in Abbotsford that demands excellence from its players, so we expect him to be well-prepared to make an impact at the college level,” said Saints’ coach Jeff Dubois.