Former Vernon Vipers defenceman Jake Emilio has committed to play for
NCAA Div. I Colorado College next year. The Vipers acquired Emilio from the OJHL Cobourg Cougars on August 28th 2014 for future considerations. After collecting one assist in seven games with the Vipers, Vernon traded Emilio along with Aydan Macdonald to Victoria on October 8th 2014 for Brandon Egli, Mitch Meek & future considerations. In 49 games with the Grizzlies Emilio picked up (9-goals-22-assists-31-points).
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Grizzlies' Emilio earns scholarship to NCAA Div. I Colorado College
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 - Submitted by BCHL Media
After just one season in the BCHL, Victoria Grizzlies defenseman Jake Emilio has committed to play for NCAA Div. I Colorado College next year.
The Woodbridge, Ont. product was in his first season with Victoria and has committed to playing next season in Colorado Springs for the Tigers.
Emilio had himself a nice season after being traded from the Vernon Vipers. He finished second in points-per-game for Victoria defensemen in his last eligible junior season with 30 points in 42 games. He’ll be brought in to shore up some of the issues that plagued Colorado College, who finished 6-26-3 last season.
Colorado College plays in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) and is one of eight teams in the conference.
Notable teams in the conference include North Dakota and the University of Denver. The Tigers are coached by former Chicago Blackhawks assistant coach Mike Haviland.
Emilio is a rare commit from the BCHL for Colorado College. The Tigers have just one other BCHL commit, sophomore forward Matt Hansen, who played for the Alberni Valley Bulldogs.