FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Alberni Valley Bulldogs would like to announce that 91 G Max Fenkell has committed to the NCAA hockey program at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine. The Bowdoin Polar Bears play in the NESCAC, the premiere conference in NCAA Division 3 hockey.
“Bowdoin is a highly selective liberal arts college on the coast of Maine with a long history of educating leaders in all walks of life,” as described on the school’s website. “The campus is a close- knit community where respected scholars have built an environment that values collaboration and teaching above all else. Our location in Maine is central to the experience, allowing access to mountains, cities, and coastal environments.”
Bowdoin also has a very rich hockey tradition, dating back to 1919. The Polar Bears play in the new Sidney J Watson Ice Arena that opened in January of 2009. “The Sid”, as the rink is arena is commonly known as, averages 1,100 fans per game.
“I am very pleased that Max has the opportunity to continue his hockey career,” said Alberni Valley Bulldogs Head Coach Kevin Willison. “Bowdoin College is getting a very special and talented athlete,” added Willison. “The Alberni Valley Bulldogs organization would like to wish Max all the best moving forward as he is a very focused and goal oriented young man.”
“Bowdoin is a top academic school in the US and Max has high academic qualifications so it is a good fit,” said Alberni Valley Bulldogs Educational Advisor Tom McEvay. “Max had opportunities to return to NCAA Div 1 schools but in the end the opportunity to further his academic interests and to play on a regular basis were the deciding factors.”
“I would like to thank the Alberni Valley Bulldogs organization for everything they did for me during my year in the valley,” said Max Fenkell. “Coaches Kevin and Adam and Tom were tireless in their efforts to help me achieve my goals and gave me every opportunity to make this day a reality,” added Fenkell. “Thank you to all the fans for the support and to my billets, Rick and Melinda, you guys gave me a place to succeed away from the rink.”
Fenkell will suit up for the Bowdoin Polar Bears in the 2012-2013 season.
The Alberni Valley Bulldogs organization wishes Max the very best while at Bowdoin College and in all his future endeavors.