Blueliner Pacheco bound for Brock U.

Skylar Pacheco will head to Ontario to play for the Brock University Badgers in Canadian Interuniversity Sport this fall.

After wrapping up his junior hockey career with an outstanding 2014/15 season for the Cowichan Valley Capitals, defenceman Skylar Pacheco will head to Ontario to play for the Brock University Badgers in Canadian Interuniversity Sport this fall.

“It’s an honour to be heading to not only a great hockey program but a great school as well,” Pacheco said. “I feel it’s the right decision athletically and academically. I’d like to thank the entire Capitals organization and my family for all the support.”

A product of Kitimat, Pacheco had a career season with the Caps last year, playing 57 games and recording 12 goals and 32 assists for 44 goals, leading all Cowichan defencemen in goals and points and the entire team in assists. Over four years in the BCHL with Cowichan and Prince George, Pacheco compiled 23 goals and 92 assists for 115 points in 221 games.

“Skylar is a tremendous offensive defenceman that can skate the puck and make plays,” Caps head coach and general manager Bob Beatty said. “He is capable of putting up good numbers stepping into a strong CIS conference.”