Spar­tan de­fense­man opts for Univer­sity of Ver­mont

Stanstead Journal - - SPORTS - Stanstead Vic­to­ria Vanier

AlexCoulombe, a grade 12 stu­dent at Stanstead Col­lege and former de­fense­men for the

in the Midget AAA league, has com­mit­ted to play for the Univer­sity of Ver­mont Cata­mounts.

Af­ter 55 games this sea­son, he presently has 7 goals and 24 as­sists for a to­tal of 31 points and 129 min­utes in penal­ties.

The 17 year old 6’04 de­fense­men, from Granby, has been a con­sis­tent pres­ence on the Spar­tan blue-line this sea­son. He was also re­cently named to the Mid­west Prep School Hockey League all-star team, as one of the top 2 de­fense­men in the North­east Di­vi­sion.

“Alex is a quiet and hum­ble stu­dent-ath­lete. He loves the game and has worked very hard this sea­son find­ing more con­fi­dence than ever be­fore. He’s a big body that passes the puck hard, plays with an edge and pos­sesses an ex­cel­lent shot from the point,” com­mented Spar­tan coach James Rioux.

He is also cur­rently ranked 91st by NHL Cen­tral Scout­ing for the 2013 NHL Draft in June.

In se­lect­ing UVM, Alex felt that the lo­ca­tion, coach­ing staff and aca­demic op­por­tu­ni­ties were fac­tors in mak­ing his de­ci­sion. He loves the city of Burling­ton and is truly ex­cited to be join­ing the Cata­mount fam­ily.

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