Calgary Canucks graduating goaltender Colin Cooper has committed to play for the Mount Royal University Cougars for the 2015-2016 season after evaluating numerous opportunities from interested post-secondary institutions. The quality of the program and the proximity to home were factors in his decision.
Cooper has been the starter for the Canucks for the past three seasons and gave the ‘Nucks an opportunity to win each game. The Calgary-born Cooper has been a leader on and off the ice and been a mentor to younger players. The team is extremely proud that such a hard-working and gracious young man is being given the opportunity to continue his academic pursuits while playing hockey.
“Mount Royal University is a great school that will give me the opportunity to get a great education,” said Cooper. “Playing in Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) will be a great experience and I am honoured to be part of the Mount Royal Cougars.”
Cooper is the fourth Canuck to commit to post-secondary hockey this year following Chase McMurphy who will attend University of Alaska-Fairbanks as well as Erik Kardash who has started at the University of Colorado and Mitch Amatto who is at St. Norbert’s.
Over the past 43 years, hundreds of Calgary Canucks players have graduated to CIS, ACAC and NCAA opportunities and the Canucks are proud that Cooper joins that group.