Twenty-year-old PONTIAC forward Dillan McCOMBIE has committed to the University of Regina COUGARS of the Canada West (CIS) for the 2015/16 season.
Raised in Creighton, Saskatchewan, McCOMBIE came to the Bonnyville PONTIACS via the Flin Flon BOMBERS prior to this year and had a career season. McCOMBIE scored 78 points in 71 games, scored his 100th Junior career goal and finished fifth (regular season) and sixth (play-offs) in the Alberta Junior Hockey League scoring race. He was also the team's most valuable player. Dillan was named the Alberta Junior Hockey League's Player of the Month in December 2014
“On behalf of the Bonnyville PONTIACS, our community, fans and volunteers I want to wish Dillan and his family the very best success in his academic, hockey and life endeavors. As obvious as Dillan's hockey abilities are, he is even a better person. He plays the game with an exceptional compete level and his tremendous vision makes him a dangerous offensive player and one of the most offensively creative players in the Alberta Junior Hockey League. He made a tremendously positive impact as a Bonnyville PONTIAC both on and off the ice,” says Head Coach and General Manager Rick SWAN.
“I am extremely thankful for all the support that the Bonnyville PONTIACS organization and my billet family, Erin and Jesse VADAZ, provided me this year. The Bonnyville PONTIACS are a first class organization who treat their players like professionals and make them feel a part of something special. I am so lucky and glad that I was able to finish my Junior hockey career off in such a great place. They are an organization and a team moving in the right direction,” says McCOMBIE. “I wish that I had one more year here but I am also looking forward to attending the University of Regina to obtain a quality education and play for the COUGARS.”
The community of Bonnyville, it's volunteers, it's sponsors and it's fans wish Dillan all the very best success as he moves on to the University of Regina.
Dillan McCOMBIE becomes the 17th PONTIAC in the past two seasons to continue his hockey to play at the College level.