Merritt Centennials forward Jeff Wight has verbally committed to play college hockey at the University of Connecticut. First year UCONN coach Mike Cavanaugh and his staff landed one of the top offensive prospects in the BCHL.
Wight, a late '95, played his rookie season in the British Columbia Hockey League last season tallying 13 goals and 10 assists. This season the Coquitlam, BC native is off to a hot start with four goals and two assists through seven games.
The 17 year-old Wight is a prototypical power forward who could excel at the collegiate level. He is expected to arrive in Storrs for the 2015-16 season.
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Jeff Cox covers college and junior hockey, recruiting, NHL Draft prospects and the AHL for SBNation. Follow him on twitter @JeffCoxSBNation.