The Whitecourt Wolverines are proud to announce that Mitch Deacon has committed to Nipissing University for the 2014/15 season.
Deacon a 6’1, 172lbs power forward appeared in 53 games in the Alberta Junior Hockey League with Lloydminster, Olds, and Whitecourt, collecting a total of 5 Goals 19 Assists and 176 Penalty Minutes.
The Port Moody, British Columbia, native also spent the 2012/13 season with the Victoria Royals of the Western Hockey League, collecting 3 Goals 7 Assists and 43 Penalty Minutes in 58 Games.
Decaon joined the Wolverines in a November 28th trade that sent Jacques Bernier & Luke Fenske to Swan Valley (MJHL).
“I chose Nipissing because of how amazing their facilities are along with their hockey program. Their coaching staff (Mike McParland – Head Coach, Mark Kosturik & Richard Rochefort – Assistant Coaches) have a wealth of knowledge and a lot of experience to further my game as well.”
“As for my time in Whitecourt , It was awesome especially the people behind the scenes, Owner Brent Stark was outstanding and I have never seen an Owner so involved. The fans were always there no matter what. And as far as my Billets go, they were the best I have had in 4 years of Junior Hockey. Thank you to the town of Whitecourt for all the memories.” -Mitch Deacon
Deacon is not the only Wolverine to suit up for the Nipissing University Lakers. Former Wolverine defenseman, Dale Deon joined the Lakers mid-way through the season this past January.
“After acquiring Mitch in December he soon became a very important member of our hockey club. Mitch was a complete player that played his role very effectively. His size, speed, and aggressiveness permitted him to become a dominate power forward in our league. He was a very coachable player that was respected by his teammates” – Head Coach & General Manager Joey Bouchard
Mitch is the fith player this season from the Wolverines to have a commitment at the University or College Level. Here are the following committed players:
Mitch Deacon (Nipissing University)
Colten Mayor (University of Western Ontario)
Jerome Raymond (McGill University
Ryan Berlin (Princeton University)
Matthew Abt (Rochester Institute of Technology)
Director of Off Ice Operations