Hockey : Mellor commits

Former Smokie, Sam Mellor, has committed to the Western Michigan University Broncos for the 2013-14 season.

Penticton Vees forward and former Trail Smoke Eater Sam Mellor has committed to play for the Western Michigan University Broncos for the 2013-14 season.

Mellor currently leads the Vees in scoring with three goals and five assists on the season. The Cranbrook product played last season at the Univeristy of Alaska-Anchorage before returing to the BCHL for the current season.

The 5-foot-10, 180-pounder spent two seasons with the Smoke Eaters before his NCAA experience. In 110 career BCHL games, Mellor has racked up 64 goals and 74 assists for 138 points.

Trail traded Mellor’s rights to Penticton in July for Djorje Leposavic and Alex Holland.

Former Smokie Dan DeKeyser also plays in Western Michigan.