Jamie Vlanich of the Nelson Leafs has committed to play for the Selkirk College Men's hockey program next year.

Vlanich to play for Selkirk College next year

Jamie Vlanich has scored 32 goals and added 58 assists in 41 games to lead all KIJHL scorers with 90 points.

The Selkirk College Men’s Hockey program is pleased to announce a playing commitment from forward Jamie Vlanich (Trail, B.C.) to attend Selkirk College and compete for the Saints beginning in the 2014/15 B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League season.

Vlanich is a 5-foot-9, 160-pound centre who will join Selkirk following five seasons spent in the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League as well as Junior A stops in B.C. and Saskatchewan.

This season, as a member of the Cyclone Taylor Cup-host Nelson Leafs, Vlanich has scored 32 goals and added 58 assists in 41 games to lead all KIJHL scorers with 90 points.

The 20-year old played a key role for the Castlegar Rebels during their 2012/13 KIJHL Championship campaign, picking up 51 points in 37 regular season games while adding another 21 points in playoffs.

Vlanich spent the 2011/12 season playing Junior A hockey with the SJHL’s Yorkton Terriers, where he scored nine goals and 26 points in 44 games. He has also played with the BCHL’s Trail Smoke Eaters and Langley Rivermen.

“Jamie is a dynamic offensive player who brings a high skill level and a competitive attitude to our program,” said Saints head coach Jeff Dubois.

“He’s proven himself as a top player in the KIJHL and last season he was a big piece of a championship team with the Rebels. We graduate two key players down the middle at the end of this season in Scott Swiston and Matt Luongo, and I’m confident that Jamie can step in and play an important role for us immediately starting next season.”

On Saturday night, Vlanich reached a career milestone by picking up his 200th KIJHL point in a Leafs win over Fernie.

“I’m really looking forward to joining a much-improved program that’s now a consistent, winning team in the BCIHL,” said Vlanich.

“I’ve been a part of many winning teams and I do whatever it takes to win. Hopefully I can add to the great job the players and coaching staff has been doing and help Selkirk win another championship while I continuing my education and working towards a career.”

Just Posted

MP Cannings’ long-awaited wood-use bill passes in House vote

The private member’s bill is his first to pass the House, a rare feat for rookie MPs in opposition

Willie Thrasher and Linda Saddleback to play Nelson

The duo will be at the Civic Theatre on May 31

Grease comes to the Capitol Theatre

The production runs Thursday to Sunday

COLUMN: Watching water, thinking about elections

Columnist Donna Macdonald spoke to Prince George councillor Jillian Merrick about inclusiveness

UPDATE: City opens emergency operations centre

Lakeside Park, its sports fields, and parts of the waterfront could soon be underwater

Police release video on how to ‘run, hide, fight’ if there’s an active shooter

Vancouver police offer video with input from E-Comm, BC EHS, Vancouver Fire and Rescue

Two-year-old found unresponsive in pool

Mission RCMP located toddler after she went missing from a local daycare

Toronto opening 800 emergency spaces to deal with influx of refugee claimants

Beginning Thursday, Toronto will temporarily house refugee claimants and new arrivals in 400 beds in the city’s east end.

Breaking: Trump cancels summit with North Korea

Trump cancels June 12 summit with North Korea’s Kim, citing ‘tremendous anger and open hostility’ in recent statement

Rivers rising: Floods in B.C., New Brunswick a warning of what’s to come

In B.C., thousands of residents are returning to homes this week marked with red or yellow signs indicating a health inspection is necessary

North Korea demolishes nuke test site with series of blasts

North Korea has carried out what it says is the demolition of its nuclear test site in the presence of foreign journalists.

Wildfire sparks near perimeter of devastating 2017 Elephant Hill fire

Ground crews and aircraft are responding to an estimated 50 hectare wildfire approximately 55 kilometers northwest of Kamloops, near the Deadman Vidette Road.

Study recommends jurors receive more financial and psychological support

Federal justice committee calls for 11 policy changes to mitigate juror stress

Research needed on impact of microplastics on B.C. shellfish industry: study

SFU’s department of biological sciences recommends deeper look into shellfish ingesting microbeads

Most Read