Monday, June 10, 2013

Willick Commits To Varsity Reds

In today's Kamloops Daily News Greg Drinnan has announced that former Blazers captain Dylan Willick has decided to commit to the Varsity Reds for the upcoming season after spending some time in Fredericton this past week. McGill had also reportedly shown interest in the 20 year old, who plans on studying engineering at UNB, but he ultimately chose the defending National Champions.

Willick spent his entire four year junior career with Kamloops, registering a career high 28 goals and 26 assists in the 2011-12 campaign. He posted 16 goals and 14 assists in 51 games this past year, missing 21 games due to an ankle injury that he says is now fully healed. However, he only missed one game total in his first three years in the WHL.

The 5'10'', 195 pound native of Prince George, British Columbia is known as a terrific shot blocker and penalty killer who can play all three forward positions. He was named Kamloops most dedicated player, unsung hero, and hardest worker for both the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons, while also garnering the community involvement award in 2011-12. He took home the Dean Evason Award for Leadership Ability this past season. In other words, he is exactly the kind of person and player we have become accustomed to seeing recruited by the Varsity Reds in recent years.

Here is a highlight video of Willick, giving us fans a glimpse of what we can expect to see in the fall:

Welcome to V-Red Nation, Dylan!