McWilliam Joins University of Victoria

The big red head will be bouncing off bodies in rinks around British Columbia next season.

Cam McWilliam is the eighth player from the 2010-2011 Grande Prairie Storm to commit to play hockey for a Canadian or American post secondary institution starting this fall.

The 6-foot-3, 220 pound forward will be suiting up for the University of Victoria Vikings hockey team in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League.

“In his time here Cam made huge strides and became a very effective Junior A hockey player,” said Storm coach/general Blaine Bablitz. “He was a great teammate, all the boys loved him, and he was a pleasure to coach. Cam’s physical presence will be missed next season. The Storm would like to wish Cam the best of luck with his academic and athletic future.”

McWilliam, a native of Vancouver, had two stints with the Storm after being traded to and them being reacquired from the Brooks Bandits, and played 57 games with the Storm last season scoring three goals, adding nine assists and taking 87 penalty minutes. During his 141 game Junior A hockey career between the Storm and Bandits he had seven goals and 17 assists and 206 penalty minutes.

The seven other Storm players from last year’s roster who have committed to an NCAA or Canadian university or college team for the coming season include: RJay Berra (Manhattenville), Tanner Fritz (Ohio State), Dan Correale (University of New Hampshire), Jordan Forfar (York University), Derek Henderson (Simon Fraser University), John Girman (Acadia) and Andy Williams (SAIT).

The BCIHL was formed in 2006 and also includes Selkirk College, Simon Fraser University, Trinity Western University, University of the Fraser Valley, Thompson River University and Okanaghan College.