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According to Greg Harder (Slap Shots... in my blog list) Drew George has decided against joining the Pats. He has committed to play for the BCHL's Vernon Vipers in hopes of gaining a NC2A scholarship.

Here's the link...

George chooses Vernon

It appears the Regina Pats have officially been spurned by highly touted
prospect Drew George. The Regina native told me after the Telus Cup that he
planned to join the BCHL's Vernon Vipers in hopes of earning an NCAA
scholarship. Now the Vipers are saying it's official. The Pats were still
hopeful they could change George's mind, but the uncertainty of the team's
coaching situation is believed to have played a role in his decision. The Pats
listed George after a standout showing at last year's training camp.
the media release out of Vernon:
The Vernon Vipers Hockey Club is pleased to
announce that 18 year old forward Drew George, from Regina, has committed to
play in Vernon. Drew spent last season playing for the Notre Hounds AAAMidget
hockey team. George helped lead his team to a national title as they were able
to capture the Telus Cup in Winnipeg last month. Drew scored 2 goals and 1
assist in the championship final.Drew was a highly sought after recruit. He
received loads of interest, not only from many BCHL teams but WHL teams as well.
Last season, Drew was second in the SMAAAHL (Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey
League) in scoring. He compiled 27 goals 46 assists for 73 points in 43 games
played.Drew is very excited to become a Viper and continue to build on the
tradition in Vernon. He hopes to land a NCAA scholarship and bring another
National Championship back to the city or Vernon.

While I sort of expected this to happen I was hoping he would join the Pats. He's a very smart, skilled player who I thought could have cracked the lineup last year. With the Pats lacking a coach that may have just weighed in on his decision against joining the Pats. I honestly hope he has a change of heart and joins his hometown Pats. I was thinking about possible lineups for 2009-10 and I had him pencilled in making the team as a 3rd line winger (it all depended on whether Leffler turned pro or not).


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