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.”

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