Dodd Commits to a new College.
Every once and a while former graduating Junior A hockey players have to make the decision to change their commitments to colleges and universities. Some make the change for education, others choose to be closer to family or in this case, better hockey opportunities. The futures of these young men sometimes change for many reasons and that goes for former Stampeder forward Frazer Dodd who recently announced he was moving to Alvernia University, located in Reading, Pennsylvania.
Last year, June 1, 2020 to be exact, Dodd committed to Brynn Athyn College but that was squashed as their school dropped out of Divisional play leaving the door open to make a change.
“I chose Alvernia because I believed it was the best place to further my education and hockey career,” said Dodd. “The coach Andrew Burke showed a great deal of interest when recruiting me and I decided to follow him to Alvernia University.”
Dodd is expected to continue his schooling as he plans to major in Biology over four years (five if he wants his masters).
The Hazelton, BC native said “Playing in a good competitive league like the MJHL with great coaches helped to grow my love for the game even more. Also having a bigger role on the team was very important for my growth as a player and person.”
“It was disappointing for a lot of people that Bryn Athyn College decided to go back to the Club level of Men’s hockey,” said Head Coach and General Manager Barry Wolff. “Frazer stayed positive and focused through all this and we are extremely proud of him for staying with his goals and passion to continue to play the game of hockey and pursue a college education.”
“We are so happy for Frazier and his new commitment to Alvernia, We wish him and Alvernia the very best.”
“I’d like to once again thank Head Coach and General Manager Barry Wolff for everything he has done from me, including trading me to Swan from Merritt. It really was a fantastic place to end my junior hockey career.”
The 6`0” 185 lbs forward decided his future is with the Alvernia University Golden Wolves (DIV III) and will be joining them in the fall of 2022.
Dodd`s junior career started in 2017 with 100 Mile House Wranglers of the KIJHL. He would then join Merritt Centennials in 2018, followed by a trade to the Swan Valley Stampeders (MJHL) after a season and a half, finishing out his Junior A career in blue, white, black and copper.
The Stampeders continue to provide a great platform that allows the players to stay focused and committed to their long term goals of making it to the next level.
The Stampeder Organization would like to once again congratulate Frazer Dodd on his recent commitment to play Division III hockey with the Alvernia University Golden Wolves.