NCAA: Three Commits for the Ivy League

’02 F Nate Morgan to Dartmouth for 2021

Morgan is headed into his first BCHL season with Salmon Arm after spending the last two seasons in the AJHL with the Grande Prairie Storm. Last season, Morgan totaled 12 goals and 15 assists in 54 games for the Storm.

Before his junior career, he played AAA hockey throughout the Calgary area, including U16 and U18 years at Northern Alberta Prep.

“Nathan is a great skater, his initial burst is fantastic, and he’ll win those 50-50 races all over the ice,” said our scouts. “His burst leads into a nice top speed and makes him a tough target to contain. A little undersized at 175lbs, Nathan likes to make his plays at speed to keep from being engaged physically. This doesn’t mean he shies away from engaging along the boards however. His play-making abilities at this speed are good and he sees the ice well.”

’01 F Pallen Brooks to Arcadia for 2021

Brooks has already appeared in eight games this season for the Charlotte Rush (USPHL), where he has five goals and a pair of assists.

Last season he played for the South Shore Kings (NCDC/USPHL), assisting on two goals in eight games for the NCDC team and appearing in 34 USPHL games, scoring eight goals and assisting on 12.

“Showed more diversity in his game as well as he was able to disrupt opponents with smart angles to the puck, strength and a good stick,” our scouts said of the Colorado native. “His first step was quick and his straight-line speed was above average. Tough to play against with offensive upside. He is trending in the right direction.”

’02 G Ethan Pearson to Princeton for 2021

Pearson is a Quebec native who has good size (6-foot-2) inside the crease. Pearson played for the Mount St. Charles 18U team last season, posting a .926 save percentage and a 1.55 GAA in 35 games. Prior to playing for the Rhode Island school, Pearson was playing for Newbridge Academy.

This season he’s playing a year of junior hockey at Chilliwack in the BCHL before entering Princeton next fall.

’02 D Brendan Wang to Princeton for 2021

The Tigers also added to their blue line this week with the addition of Wang, a defensemen from Burnaby.

Wang spent last season with the Burnaby Winter Club in the CSSHL, scoring 10 goals and adding 22 assists in 36 games while also appearing in four games fr the Prince George Spruce Kings.

This season he’s moved over to the AJHL where he’ll suit up for the For McMurray Oil Barons before arriving at Princeton for next season.