CC hockey notes: Tigers add two more commits

February 17, 2017 Updated: February 17, 2017 at 9:56 pm
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Forward Cole Edwards,16, announced his commitment to play for the CC Tigers on Twitter Wednesday, February 15, 2017. (Photo courtesy of Kingston Voyageurs Twitter)

Tigers add two more commits from Canadian juniors

A second player for the Kingston Voyageurs of the Ontario Junior Hockey League has committed to Colorado College.

Forward Cole Edwards, 16, announced his commitment Wednesday on Twitter.

The Kingston, Ontario, native has 19 points (10 goals) in 46 games.

Scouting reports say Edwards has a quick shot release and knack for finding spots close to the opposing net.

"I will play a 200-foot game every night," Edwards said. "I am known for being the first on the forecheck and first on the backcheck. I feel I am an offensive threat when I have the puck on my stick."

The first Voyageur to commit was defenseman Anthony Firriolo, 18, on Jan. 30. He expects to join CC for the 2018-19 season.

Firriolo raved about the CC campus, block plan, facilities and area scenery to Edwards.

Later, CC coach Mike Haviland contacted Edwards about a campus visit he made last weekend. The 5-foot-11, 170-pounder and Boston Junior Whalers alumnus is one of three 16-year-olds on the Vees and 11th in scoring behind Firriolo.

"I loved the campus and more than anything I loved the hockey program," he said after recording a goal and assist on Thursday. "I cannot wait to play with the Tiger on my chest."

Edwards hopes to join the Tigers at the same time as Firriolo or wait until 2019.

Ice chips

Freshman Alex Leclerc's 158 saves are the most in a four-game stretch by a CC goalie since Joe Howe had 159 from Nov. 17-30, 2012 ... Leclerc's assist Feb. 10 was the second by a CC goalie this season (Jacob Nehama, St. Cloud State, Nov. 11) ... The Tigers snapped an 0-for-24 streak on the power play with sophomore Mason Bergh's goal Saturday ... Dating back to Dec. 9 (14 games), Leclerc has a 2.41 GAA and .929 saves percentage. ... During that same stretch, CC's penalty kill is at 85.5 percent, third-best in the NCHC and tied for 14th-best in the nation.

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