Wildcats‚Äô defenceman left camp early to retain US college eligibility
From his own account, Kentville‚Äôs Brady Atwater had a great experience last week at a Quebec Major Junior Hockey League camp.
‚ÄúI had a great camp,‚ÄĚ Atwater said in a text message Aug. 15.
His camp experience with the Val D‚ÄôOr Foreurs consisted of two days, included two games, during which he had two goals and three assists.
Atwater confirmed he had voluntarily left the Val D‚ÄôOr camp early to keep his National Collegiate Athletic Association eligibility.
‚ÄúThere is a Division 1 school in Pennsylvania that is interested in me,‚ÄĚ he said, ‚Äúso I had to leave camp after 48 hours to keep my NCAA eligibility open.‚ÄĚ
Albeit shorter than it could have been, Atwater loved his time at the camp.
‚ÄúIt was a hell of an experience,‚ÄĚ he said, adding that he felt he ‚Äúplayed great!‚ÄĚ
On Twitter, Atwater called his choice ‚Äúa hard decision that no one ever wants to make.‚ÄĚ He reiterated, though, ‚Äúit was a great experience. Thanks, Val D‚ÄôOr, for everything.‚ÄĚ
Atwater is expected to suit up for the Valley Wildcats of the Maritime Hockey League again this season.