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Around the CCHL: Lumber Kings D-man Vroman commits to NCAA Div. 3 Stevenson U; Hawks forward Belec off to UOIT

By HockeyNow on August 11, 2018

Pembroke Lumber Kings defenceman Jarrad Vroman is suiting up for NCAA Div. 3 play this season with the Stevenson University Mustangs in Maryland. (CCHL photo)

Lumber Kings defenceman Jarrad Vroman is stepping up to NCAA Div. 3 play this season after committing to play for the Maryland-based Stevenson University Mustangs this autumn.

The 21-year-old blueliner posted 14 goals and 32 assists in two Central Canadian Hockey League seasons with the Lumber Kings.

The 6-foot-4, 172-pound Lincoln Park, Mich., native played midget in Michigan where he racked up 15 goals and 50 assists over two seasons.

Vroman’s Lumber Kings teammate, forward Jacob Kamps, is also headed to the next level. He’s joining the Ryerson University Rams U Sports squad in Toronto for the 2018-19 season.

The 21-year-old Pickering, Ont., product suited up in 38 games with Pembroke this past season, notching 17 goals and 18 assists. In 60 career games with the Lumber Kings, Kamps registered 25 goals and 26 assists.

The 6-foot-3, 205-pound right winger also spent time in the B.C. Hockey League (Penticton Vees), and Alberta Junior Hockey League (Brooks Bandits) before coming to the CCHL.

Hawks forward Kari Belec is moving on up to play for the University of Ontario Institute of Technology Ridgebacks in Oshawa this fall.

The 6-foot-1, 192-pound left winger recorded nine goals and 13 assists in 31 games with the Hawks last season after coming over from the Nepean Raiders, where he had 10 goals and 11 assists in 30 games in 2017-18.

In 200 career CCHL regular-season and playoff games spread over three seasons, the 21-year-old Sudbury product notched 47 goals and 56 assists.

Prior to the CCHL, Belec skated for Stanstead College in Quebec and with the Moncton Flyers Midget AAA program in New Brunswick.

Colts goalie Liam Lascelle will be stopping pucks in the NCAA this season.

The CCHL’s top goaltender in 2017-18, Lascelle is joining the NCAA Div. 3 Hobart College Statesmen based in Geneva, N.Y., this autumn.

The 5-foot-10, 165-pound Cornwall, Ont., native earned CCHL top-goaltender honours this past season, while also being named to the first all-star team and all-graduate team. He was also named a finalist for the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s top goaltender award. 

In 50 starts last season, the 21-year-old went 27-17-3 with a 2.72 GAA, .927 save percentage — including four shutouts, and a gaudy 1,669 saves to lead all CCHL goaltenders. 

In 137 career CCHL starts with the Colts, Lascelle compiled a 78-42-6 record and stopped more than 4,000 shots on goal. 

Prior to joing the Colts, he played in the Ontario Hockey Academy Mavericks Midget program in Cornwall.

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By HockeyNow| August 11, 2018
Categories:  Junior

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