The Camrose Kodiaks, proud members of the Alberta Junior Hockey League(AJHL), are proud to announce local Camrose native Kyler Kupka has committed to play NCAA Division I collegiate hockey at Alaska Fairbanks Nanooks.
Kupka, a local product grew up playing hockey through the Camrose Minor Hockey Association. He went on to play one season of Midget AAA with the Sherwood Park Kings before returning to play for the Camrose Kodiaks last season.
Head Coach and General Manager Boris Rybalka had this to say about Kupka’s comittment: “We are excited for Kyler and his family. This young man has a bright future ahead of him and the Nanooks have found themselves a gem. We believe that Kyler will be great for Alaska and he could make the jump to pro just like Parayko did when he attended Alaska. Congratulations Kyler, you are well deserving of this, we are all proud of you.”
Kupka is the first player off the 2017-18 Camrose Kodiaks roster to commit. Last season with the Kodiaks Kupka registered 13 goals and 15 assists in 34 games. He suffered a significant injury early in the New Year which kept him out for the remainder of the season. Kupka was excited about his commitment and said, “I would like to thank my family, coaching staff, and the Kodiaks Organization for helping me get to the next level. Alaska has been in constant contact with me and I am impressed by their program and excited to be a part of it in the future!”
For ticket and all your up to date information go to the Kodiaks website at camrosekodiaks.ca.