Saturday, April 23, 2016

Ex Vipers Voltin & Hannoun Commit To Northern Michigan University:

Former Vernon Vipers forwards Demico Hannoun & Luke Voltin  have
committed to Northern Michigan University for the 2016-17 season.

Hannoun played one season in Vernon (2013-14) before being traded to Surrey along with Ben Butcher on June 9th 2014 as the Future Considerations in the Brett Mulcahy trade from January 2014. The Vipers sent forward Chase McMurphy & Future Considerations to Surrey for Brett Mulcahy & Future Considerations on January 6th 2014. Hannoun played two seasons in Surrey before joining the Vipers. Hannoun was part of the future considerations in the Vipers-Eagles trade at the 2012 BCHL trade deadline that saw Vernon send Adam Tambellini & Michael Roberts to Surrey for future considerations wich at the end of that season were named (Mason Blacklock and Demico Hannoun). In 47 games with the Vipers Hannoun collected (15-goals-29-assists-44-points). Surrey traded Hannoun to Penticton on August 13th 2014.

Demico Hannoun's Player Profile:

Voltin played one season in Vernon (2014-15) asked for a trade over the summer was traded to Langley on August 27th 2015 for future considerations. In 44 games last year with Vernon Voltin picked up (10-goals-16-assists-26-points). Voltin played in seven games with the Rivermen this season collecting (1-goal-1-assist-2-points) before being traded to Penticton on October 10th 2015.

Luke Voltin's Player Profile:

This was posted on Fraser Rodgers Penticton Vees Blog:

Two Veterans Commit to Northern Michigan University

January 28, 2016

by fraser

Recent News, Three V's Blog

The Penticton Vees Jr. ‘A’ Hockey Club is pleased to announce forwards Demico Hannoun (95) and Luke Voltin (95) have committed to Northern Michigan University (NMU) for the 2016-17 season.

The two 20-year-olds are the 13th and 14th players on the Vees roster to commit to an NCAA Division l program.

Hannoun, who’s in his fourth season in the BCHL, has 11 goals and 22 points in 29 games this season; he missed 13 games due to injury. Since returning to the line-up, Hannoun has four assists in the last three games. The North Delta, BC, product has had a decorated junior hockey career, winning two BCHL Fred Page Cup championships, two Western Canada Cup championships and has played in three RBC Cup national championships. The veteran forward has amassed 75 goals and 166 points in 219 career games with the Vees, Surrey Eagles and Vernon Vipers. He’s also played in 66 Fred Page Cup playoff games, racking up another 17 goals and 49 points.

Hannoun says it has been a long process but a rewarding one, “First, I want to thank our coaches for the guidance and help I got during this process; it meant a lot. When I was talking to Coach Kyle at North Michigan, I realized it was the right fit for me; I liked everything the school has to offer. I’m excited to get down there next year.”

Voltin came to the Vees via an early season trade with Langley and has five goals and 21 points in 43 games; 19 points in 36 games with the Vees. Voltin, who hails from Blaine, Minnesota, is in his second season in the BCHL and in 87 career games has accumulated 15 goals and 47 points; in nine career playoff games he had seven points. Voltin was a graduate of the US National Development Program in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and spent parts of three seasons in the USHL before landing in the BCHL.

Voltin says continuing his hockey career after this season is all he could ask for, “It’s a huge honour to be able to play at the college level, and I’m thrilled to be able to achieve my goal I set out for myself at the beginning of the year.”

Northern Michigan University is located in Marquette, Michigan, and the men’s hockey program plays in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA). The Wildcats have made eight trips to the NCAA Tournament, playing in three Frozen Fours and were national champions in 1991. There are seven BCHL alumni on the Wildcat’s roster, including former Vees Zach Urban and John Siemer.

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