Dir­ven off to play in USHL

The Glengarry News - - Sports In the Glens -

Bainsville’s Se­bastien Dir­ven is opt­ing out of his fi­nal sea­son with the CCHL Corn­wall Colts, in­stead head­ing to Illi­nois to join the Bloom­ing­ton Thun­der of the United States Hockey League.

The 19-year-old de­fence­man, who al­ready com­mit­ted to at­tend­ing Cor­nell Univer­sity start­ing in Sept. 2018, says he’s ex­cited about this op­por­tu­nity to play in the USHL, his first time away from home for a hockey sea­son.

“The thing that I am most look­ing for­ward to would have to be the speed of the hockey,” he ex­plains, adding that he can’t wait to get started. Dir­ven has to be in Bloom­ing­ton by Sept. 6 and will be, for the first time in his ca­reer, liv­ing with a bil­let fam­ily.

In two full sea­sons with the Colts, the grad­u­ate of Char-Lan DHS recorded 55 points.

He was also a mem­ber of last sea­son’s Canada East team at the World Ju­nior ‘A’ Chal­lenge.

The move to the USHL means that the blue­liner won’t get to play with his 16-year-old brother, Ben, who’s aim­ing to crack the Corn­wall Colts lineup this sea­son.

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