West Kelowna Warriors’ forward Jordan Masters has committed to the Arizona State men’s hockey program.
The 20-year-old from Rochester, NY, will join the Sun Devils for the start of the 2015-16 varsity season.
“It’s great for him,” said Warriors head coach and GM Rylan Ferster. “He’s spent two years in our league and plays hard every night. He never takes a shift off.”
Masters has been one of the BCHL team’s top offensive players this season, with eight goals and 23 points in his first 22 games.
Masters is looking forward to joining the ASU program.
“In talking with Brent Gough (Warriors associate coach/GM) he talked me towards ASU and the fact that I could be part of building up a tradition,” Masters. “It’s pretty cool to be part of the first season of Division 1 hockey at Arizona State, and I look forward to going down there and being part of this program.”
Masters sees time on the Warriors power-play and possesses a good shot with a quick one-timer release from the half wall. His agitating style makes him tough to play against, and the offensive side of his game is there as well.
Masters is the first BCHLer to commit to attend Arizona State University, as it will compete in Div.1 hockey for the first time, moving their national champion club program into the NCAA’s highest level over the course of three seasons.