OCN Blizzard forward Colin Woods has committed to Stevenson University for 2016-17. Woods who spent the end of the 2015-16 season with OCN played 16 regular season games scoring 6 times and added 14 assists for 20 points. Woods also had an assist in 5 playoff games. (read more...)
Committing to Stevenson University gives Woods an opportunity to play for a hockey program in their inaugural year. The Stevenson University Mustangs will play in the Division 3 Eastern College Athletic Conference West Division for the upcoming season.
“With my family moving back to the United States, and my dad getting a job in Buffalo it was a great opportunity to stay close to them and play hockey at the same time” said Woods. “I know a lot of hockey players in the area, and am excited to take the next step in life.”
Bob Woods, Colin’s father has been hired as an assistant coach with the Buffalo Sabres and his brother Brendan, is playing in the American Hockey League for the Charlotte Checkers in the Carolina Hurricanes system.
Colin Woods will pursue business at Stevenson University and is excited about taking the next step academically. “Getting academically ready is a little nerve racking, but I’m ready to take the next step and figure out if I have the passion for school that I have for hockey”.
“It was definitely a cultural experience for me playing in OCN, the fans were awesome and it’s easily one of the best places to play” Said Woods. “OCN is definitely a hockey town, and with the history of the team having Jordin Tootoo as a former player I was nervous going in. When you’re going into an area with such great hockey history you want to produce and help the team go as far as possible.”
Woods was acquired in a trade at the January trade deadline from the Humboldt Broncos. He made an immediate impact with 2 assists in his first game on January 9th 2016. The OCN Blizzard would like to thank Colin for his time, dedication and hard work in OCN. We would also like to congratulate him on his commitment and wish him good luck in the future with hockey and education.