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Saints add quality depth to net position

Steven Glass comes to Castlegar by way of the SJHL
Steven Glass comes to Castlegar by way of the SJHL's Nipawin Hawks.
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The Selkirk College Saints have announced the addition of Steven Glass to their hockey program starting in the upcoming season.

The 20 year-old Saskatoon native, (6'1"-175 lbs.) has most recently competed as a member of the Nipawin Hawks of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League, compiling a record of 10-8-0 with a pair of shut-outs in 20 games, posting a goals-against average of 3.36 with a save percentage of .907.

Prior to his Nipawin arrival Glass had earned kudos with the Estevan Bruins, with whom he earned Top Rookie and Playoff MVP honours following the 2011/12 campaign.

"Steven is an athletic netminder who gives us another great option in goal alongside James Prigione," says Saints head coach Jeff Dubois. "He brings a lot of success from a very competitive Junior A league in Saskatchewan and we're very excited about his potential to develop into a top goaltender in the BCIHL."

The young athlete will enroll in Selkirk College's Rural Medicine program as means of achieving a career as a doctor.

Touting consistency and rebound control as strong points, Glass looks forward to his next challenges.

"Academically, I’m shooting for a 3.8 GPA. Athletically, my goal is to progress with the team as we look to capture a third straight championship," says Glass, who also knows how to look at life's lighter side.

"I'm looking forward to experiencing the college hockey atmosphere, developing under a great program, and living somewhere that isn't completely flat."

Saints' coach Dubois says Glass "…will look to help fill the void between the pipes left by the graduation of Chris Hurry, who was named the BCIHL's Top Goaltender in 2013/14 while setting league-bests in wins, GAA and save percentage.

Glass joins forwards Ryan Edwards (Beaver Valley, KIJHL), Jamie Vlanich (Nelson Leafs, KIJHL) and Connor Beauchemin (Castlegar Rebels, KIJHL), as well as defencemen Curtis Toneff (Campbell River Storm, VIJHL) and Danny Vlanich (Surrey Eagles, BCHL) in making commitments for the 2014/15 season.

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