Smoke Eaters goalie Linden Marshall committed to play for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute this season.

Smoke Eaters goalie Linden Marshall committed to play for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute this season.

Smokie Eaters goalie Linden Marshall commits to RPI

Victoria native Linden Marshall commits to play for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute next season.

After two seasons in the BCHL, Trail Smoke Eaters Goaltender Linden Marshall will take his hockey career to the college level.

After much speculation, the six-foot-three netminder has committed to the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Engineers for the 2017-18 NCAA Div. I season. RPI is based out of Troy, N.Y. and play in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC).

In 30 games played this past season, The product of Victoria posted a record of 15-11-1 to go along with a save percentage of .917 and a 2.86 goals-against-average. Marshall also appeared in eight playoff games for the Smoke Eaters.

The 1998-born goaltender will join an Engineers team that competes in the ECAC with Harvard, Union, Cornell, St. Lawrence, Quinnipiac, Clarkson, Princeton, Yale, Dartmouth, Colgate and Brown.

Marshall will play alongside BCHL alums Meirs Moore, Evan Tironese, Jared Wilson, Will Reilly and Chase Perry.

The 205-pound netminder also attended the Vancouver Canucks development camp last week.