After a solid junior career, Justin Georgeson of Maple Ridge has committed to playing the CIS brand of hockey with the UBC Thunderbirds for the upcoming season.
Georgeson is a five-foot-nine forward who played three years with the Coquitlam Express and one with the Alberni Valley Bulldogs, both BC Hockey League teams.
“I am extremely excited to be a part of such a prestigious institution,” said Georgeson.
“It’s always been my goal to receive a first-class education while prolonging my hockey career, and I can’t think of a more suitable environment for that.”
He played rep hockey with the Burnaby Winter Club and Major Midgets in Maple Ridge. He attended Harry Hooge elementary School and MRSS. He will achieve a degree in journalism.
Georgeson improved his offensive numbers in each BCHL season, culminating in a 53-point (19 goals and 34 assists) campaign in his only year with Alberni Valley in 2013-14. In 164 regular season games with Coquitlam, he scored 37 goals and 50 assists for 87 points. He added two goals and four assists in 17 postseason career appearances in the BCHL.
“We are extremely thrilled to add another local player from the BCHL to our program,” said Kuntz. “He is a determined, intelligent, and skilled centreman that can play up down your line-up and in all situations. He will compete hard and develop into a very good CIS hockey player. Justin will add value to our program both on and off the ice.”