Nicholas Wicks will be taking his hockey career north.
The South Delta forward has committed to the University of Alaska Anchorage for the 2019-20 campaign.
The Seawolves are an NCAA Division One program and part of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. Games are played in the 6,400-seat Sullivan Arena.
The 20-year-old has played the past two years in the B.C. Hockey League with the Merritt Centennials and is coming off his most productive campaign yet with 12 goals and a team-leading 34 assists in 46 games. He was also a finalist for the BCHL’s Most Sportsmanlike Player Award, with just six penalty minutes.
“I’m very happy for Nick and the Wicks family. Nick and his family have been great for our club since the day he joined. We’re excited for him to cap off his junior career with his and our best season yet,” said Centennials head coach and general manager Joe Martin.
Wicks came through South Delta Minor Hockey’s rep program before moving over to the Delta Hockey Academy after Bantam. He played for DHA’s Elite 15s and Midget Prep teams before spending a season in the Pacific Junior Hockey League with the Richmond Sockeyes where was among the league’s top rookies in scoring with 41 points in 44 games, including 15 goals.