OKOTOKS, AB – The Okotoks Oilers of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) are proud to announce that 2004-born defenceman Sam Hall (Oldwick, NJ) has committed to attend and play for St. Lawrence University.

Located in Canton, New York, the St. Lawrence Saints play in the NCAA’s Division I ECAC Hockey conference under 5th-year head coach Brent Brekke.

Hall, 19, is currently the 14th-highest scoring rookie in the AJHL, having recorded 25 points (five goals, 20 assists) in 45 games. Most recently, Hall has been on an offensive tear, recording seven points in his last five games, while remaining one of the team’s most stalwart defensive contributors.

“Sam has been an unreal contributor to our team and a big reason for our success this year,” said Oilers head coach and general manager Tyler Deis. “He came in and immediately made an impact for us offensively and defensively, and he’s continued to improve thanks to his work ethic.

“This commitment is extremely well-deserved and we know Sam is going to be a major contributor for SLU.”

The 6’2”, 175lb rearguard was recruited to the Oilers this season from Salisbury School in Salisbury, Connecticut, where he served as an alternate captain and scored ten points (one goal, nine assists) in 28 games in the prep school ranks.

Hall is the tenth Oiler on the team’s current roster committed to an NCAA Division I institution; nine of the ten have secured their commitments while playing for Okotoks. He joins:

  • Hunter Sawka (Western Michigan)
  • Jack Silverberg (Dartmouth)
  • Dean Spak (Alaska Fairbanks)
  • Brody Maguire (RPI)
  • Kade Turner (Ferris State)
  • Rylan Brown (Michigan Tech)
  • Jagger Tapper (RPI)
  • Sam Huck (Western Michigan)
  • Connor Gourley (Arizona State)*

*committed prior to joining Okotoks