Township of Langley, BC (Monday, January 18, 2016) – The Langley Rivermen are pleased to announce goaltender Bo Didur (1997 born) has earned an NCAA Division I scholarship to Penn State University beginning in the 2017-18 season.
The 18-year-old from West Vancouver, BC is in his third season in the BCHL and second with the Rivermen. In 23 games this season, he has posted a record of 11-11 to go along with a 2.94 GAA and a .908 save percentage. In December, Didur won a gold medal at the 2015 World Junior “A” Challenge with Team Canada West.
“It has been a dream of mine to play college hockey for a while now, and to have an opportunity to do it at a school like Penn State is surreal. I have been following them pretty closely over the years as if I were committed already, and I love everything about the program,” said Didur.
Pennsylvania State University, a public, state-related research-intensive university research university, enrols more than 46,800 students, making it one of the largest universities in the United States. The men’s ice hockey team plays out of the Big Ten Hockey conference.
“They have a state of the art facility, a great coaching staff, and an unbelievable fan base. Everything they do is very professional and first class. I can’t thank my family, the Rivermen organization, and my teammates enough for all they have done for me over the years,” continued Didur.
Rivermen Head Coach and General Manager Bobby Henderson has always been a big supporter of Didur since he broke into the league three years ago.
“Some things in life is worth waiting for, and as an organization, we couldn’t be happier for Bo to commit to Penn State. It is one of the premier programs in the United States and we feel he will do great things in a Nittany Lions uniform. He has battled some injuries this season, but has persevered from them and has had a good year for us between the pipes. We feel the best is yet to come for Bo, and will be a key player for us coming down the stretch,” said Henderson.
The Rivermen are now up to 11 NCAA Division I commitments on the season.
The Rivermen have three games scheduled this week. On Thursday and Friday, they have a double header in Prince George with the Spruce Kings. On Sunday, January 24th, they welcome the Coquitlam Express to the Langley Events Centre at 3:00pm. Following the game there will be a ‘Skate with the Rivermen’. For tickets, please visit http://www.ticketmaster.ca or call 604-882-8800.