The Alberni Valley Bulldogs are pleased to announce that goaltender Luke Pearson has committed to the Yale University NCAA Men’s Hockey program for the 2021-2022 season.
Pearson, a 19 year old from Whitby, Ontario is currently in his 2nd season season. In his rookie campaign, Pearson was 13-19 with a 3.69 GAA and .900 sv %. During the fall’s extended training camp Pearson appeared in 9 games going 3-4-1-0.
Bulldogs head coach and general manager Joe Martin commented on the commitment. “Over a year ago we acquired Luke. His decision to move away from home and get a top junior experience with the increased exposure to top NCAA programs was his goal. After speaking to him after his commitment to Yale, you could hear the smile through the phone. All along the way, Luke has had a good advisor and great support. There a lots of people excited for Luke and his next chapter in hockey.”
Bulldogs goaltender coach Jamie McCaig was equally excited for Luke. “He has a great goalie mind, reads the play well, and has excellent hands. His ability to problem solve at high speeds makes him an elite level goal that will thrive at the NCAA level.”