Another Grande Prairie Storm graduating player has committed to continue his hockey career at a Canadian university.
Forward Jordan Forfar, who played with the Storm last season, will be toiling with the York University Lions in Toronto beginning with the 2011-2012 season.
“The Storm organization is extremely excited for Jordan on his commitment to York University,” said Storm coach/general manager Blaine Bablitz. “Jordan is a great young man who served the Storm very well in his season with us. He is an extremely hard working and dedicated young man who is very deserving of this opportunity. The Storm organization wishes him and his family the best of luck in his athletic and academic future.”
The Lions play in the Ontario University Athletics conference in the Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS).
Forfar appeared in 56 regular season games with the Storm in 2010-2011 scoring 16 goals and adding 15 assists while taking 82 minutes in penalties.
He joined Grande Prairie after three years of Junior A hockey in Ontario following a midget career with the Notre Dame Hounds in Saskatchewan.
He will have something in common with a handful of his teammates with the Lions. Seven Alberta Junior Hockey League graduates were in the York lineup last season.
Forfar, who hails from Sutton, Ont., is the third Storm graduate from last season to commit to a Canadian school in the last week.
Goaltender Andy Williams is headed to the SAIT Trojans in Alberta and defenceman Derek Henderson will be playing in B.C. with Simon Fraser University next season.