To play for university Summerland Steam captain Colin Minardi will be playing for a university in Michigan for the coming season.

Minardi to play in Michigan

Summerland Steam captain will play for Finlandia University.

Colin Minardi of the Summerland Steam has committed to Finlandia University of Hancock, Michigan for the 2012 to 2013 season.

The team is in the NCAA Division III college of the Michigan Collegiate Hockey Association.

Minardi, the team captain and a Summerland native, played the majority of 2011-2012, his final year as a Junior, for the Summerland Steam of the KIJHL, collecting 13 goals and 28 assists for a total of 41 points in 38 games.

Minardi was afforded the opportunity to finish the remainder of this season with the playoff bound Victoria Cougars of the VIJHL, helping them all the way to the nail biting final of the Cyclone Taylor Cup with his strong two way play.

In a Junior career that spanned a little over three regular seasons, Minardi put up some impressive numbers.

In 156 regular season games, he scored 49 goals and 83 assists for a total of 132 points, with only 86 minutes in penalties.

Coach Gregg Wilson of the Summerland Steam had high praise for veteran Minardi.

“I am extremely happy for Colin.  His work ethic, leadership, and character will make him a huge asset to Finlandia University.  The Steam organization wishes Colin success in his continuing hockey career and post-secondary studies.”


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