Dunphy Commits to University of Wisconsin-Stout

The Okotoks Oilers are pleased to announce that Cole Dunphy has committed to play for the University of Wisconsin-Stout Blue Devils in the fall of 2015.  UW-Stout is located in Menomonie, Wisconsin and plays in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC).

Cole, a 20-year old defenseman from Sturgeon County, Alberta joined the Oilers in September of 2014 after spending his first 3 AJHL seasons with the Drayton Valley Thunder and Fort McMurray Oil Barons.  Cole recorded 29 points in his junior career in 200 regular season games played.

“We would like to congratulate Cole and his family on committing to UW-Stout Blue Devils,” states Head Coach James Poole.  “Cole came to the Oilers during a slow start to the season (1-4-2) and his addition was a big reason for the Oilers turnaround leading to an 82-point regular season which was the 3rd highest team regular season point total in the Oilers 10 year history.   The Blue Devils are getting a character player & person that will do whatever it takes for his team to win hockey games.   The Oilers organization would like to wish Cole all the best in his future hockey and academic endeavors.”  

Cole is the 8th player from the 2014-2015 Oilers committed to an NCAA post-secondary hockey program joining Rhett Gardner (North Dakota), Nic Renyard (UMass), Tanner Ockey (Colorado College), Mitch Collett (Holy Cross), Ambrose Firkus (Alaska Fairbanks), Phelan Shaw (Minnesota Duluth), and Stephan Doane (Wisconsin Stout).

For any further information please contact the Oilers Hockey Office at (403)938-0243