Former West Kelowna Warriors blue liner Travis Kunz will play next season at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay.

Former West Kelowna Warriors blue liner Travis Kunz will play next season at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay.

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Another member of the 2014-15 West Kelowna Warriors has committed to a university program for next season.

Tyler Kunz, who was acquired from the Prince George Spruce Kings on Jan. 1, has signed on to play for the Lakehead University Thunderwolves this upcoming season.

Kunz was impressed with the Thunder Bay area and the school.

“I had the opportunity to visit Lakehead University a few weeks ago and enjoyed everything I saw in the city, campus, and rink,” Kunz said. “I feel it will be a great fit for me moving forward.”

Rylan Ferster said of the deal to bring Kunz to West Kelowna: “We felt it was necessary to get a little older and more experienced on the back end to make a run down the stretch in this division.”

That couldn’t have proven more true, as Kunz was named the top defenseman at the team’s year-end awards banquet. He scored four goals and 11 assists in 15 games for the Warriors.

Kunz said he enjoyed his brief stint with the Warriors. “My time in West Kelowna was too short,” he said. “I had a fantastic time here and the battled hard to make the playoffs. Unfortunately, we lost to a very good team.  I couldn’t thank the team and organization enough for what they have done for me.”


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