Merritt Centennials forward and leading scorer Scott Patterson has secured an NCAA Div. I future by committing to Lake Superior State University for next season.
Patterson is in his second full season with Merritt and leads the club in goals iwth 25 and points with 45.
He is the second BCHLer to commit to LSSU this season along with Vernon Vipers defenceman and captain Ryan Renz.
Lake Superior State is located in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and the Lakers compete in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association against the likes of Michigan Tech, Bowling Green, Ferris State, and Alaska.
Former Coquitlam Express and West Kelowna Warriors forward Mitch Nardi is currently the only BCHL alum on the Lakers roster.