BCIHL: Saints still signing in summer

The Selkirk College Men’s Hockey team signed goaltender Aaron Oakley of Richmond to attend Selkirk College and compete for the Saints.

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.