KIRKLAND LAKE GOLD MINERS JR. A HOCKEY CLUB
Release date: Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Former Gold Miners’ captain Morin commits to Portage College of Alberta
KIRKLAND LAKE, Ont. – The Kirkland Lake Gold Miners of the Northern Ontario Junior Hockey League announced Wednesday that former team captain Dan Morin has committed to attend school at Portage College in Lac la Biche, Alta., and play for the Voyageurs, who compete out of the ultra-competitive Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference.
Morin captained the Gold Miners in 2013-14 helping lead them to their first NOJHL championship and their initial Dudley-Hewitt Cup berth that season.
In his final campaign with Kirkland Lake, the now 22-year-old defenceman from Ignace, Ont., was second on the squad in offensive production among blueliners with 29 points.
Meanwhile his eight playoff points led the Gold Miners en route to their Copeland Cup – McNamara Trophy title.
In 59 careers contests with Kirkland Lake, Morin scored nine times and assisted on 37 others.
Postseason play saw him appear in 22 total outings where he notched five markers and helped set-up 10 more tallies.
Prior to committing to Portage College, Morin spent a season in the Federal Hockey League collecting 23 points in 45 games.
“The Portage College Voyageurs hockey program is pleased to announce that Dan Morin will join the team this fall as he enters the pre-employment welding program,” stated Portage College head coach Arnie Caplan.
“We are very happy to welcome Dan to Lac La Biche and the Voyageurs hockey family,” added Caplan.
For more information on the Kirkland Lake Gold Miners, visit the team website at klgoldminers.com or at twitter.com/KLGoldMiners.