The Fort McMurray Oil Barons are proud to announce forward Nikolas Hoogendoorn has committed to USports program Dalhousie University to play for the Tigers.

“I am extremely excited to see Nik get the opportunity to continue his hockey career at the USports level next season! Nik is one of the biggest ‘team’ guys in the game, and is driven to bring energy to the rink everyday,” said Interim Head Coach Carter Duffin. “Having had the privilege to coach him for the past 3 seasons, I am very proud to see his continued growth as a player and young man. He continued to push himself daily this season and we are proud that he has earned an opportunity to take the next step and join Dalhousie.”

Hoogendoorn currently has 18 points (9 goals and 9 assists) in 47 games played with the Oil Barons this season. The 2003-born forward has 128 career AJHL games of experience to his belt.

“I’m super excited to be joining such a storied institution in Dalhousie University. Thank you to my family and friends who helped support me every year of this hockey journey. Thank you to everyone involved with the Oil Barons organization from the coaches to the fans, you made this possible and I couldn’t have done it without you. Thank you Fort McMurray.” – Nikolas Hoogendoorn.

The Oil Barons would like to congratulate Nikolas and his family on this accomplishment.