Brett Zarazun has committed to the Mount Royal University Cougars for the 2013-14 season

Brett Zarazun has committed to the Mount Royal University Cougars for the 2013-14 season

Warriors defender secures CIS scholarship

Brett Zarazun will play at the next level in Canada after stellar defensive season

Make it lucky 13 for the West Kelowna Warriors, whose players continue to secure college commitments.

West Kelowna Warriors defenseman Brett Zarazun is the latest player to committ to a post secondary school, having committed to Mount Royal College (CIS) for the 2013-14 season.

The 6-foot-2 defender put up three goals and 15 assists in 54 games with the Warriors this past year. He added one assist in 10 playoff games.

“Brett played a huge role on our team last year,” said Warriors head coach/GM Rylan Ferster. “He played against other teams top lines all year and was an outstanding penalty killer. His ability to move pucks away from pressure was fantastic. You really have to watch him day in and day out to appreciate what he can bring to the table.”

The Mount Royal University Cougars athletic program is part of the Canada West Universities Athletic Association (CWUAA), the most decorated of the four conferences in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS).

Zarazun is the 13th player off last year’s roster to secure a scholarship to further his academic and hockey career. (11 Division 1 NCAA, 2 CIS).

Last week the Warriors also announced a trade, shipping 19-year-old defenceman Dustin Cave to the Calgary Mustangs of the AJHL for future considerations.

At 5’11, and 203 pounds, Cave played a hard-nosed style of defense but the Tappen, BC native was a player who made a big impact off the ice in West Kelowna.

“Dustin is a great all around person,” said Ferster. “He represented the program with class 100 per cent of the time. His work in the community was amongst the best I had ever been a part of. We want to thank him for his contributions to the program, and wish him well with his new team.”

Cave was a favorite amongst the youth in the community for all his hard work at local schools and especially with the Okanagan Boys and Girls Club where kids from the club were invited to sit in the Caver’z Kidz zone at Warriors games.

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