Caps’ Moody signs in Div. III

Centre Adam Moody has become the latest Cowichan Valley Capital to commit to a college deal for next season.

The Ontario native signed on with Utica College, an NCAA Div. III school in Upstate New York, playing in the ECAC West Conference.

Missing the first chunk of the season due to a broken jaw suffered in preseason exhibition, Moody has compiled four goals and five assists in 23 games this year.

"After coming off a very difficult first half of his 20-year-old season due to injury, things seem to be falling into place for Adam," Caps head coach Bob Beatty said. "He is finding his stride, contributing at both ends of the ice."

Prior to this year, Moody played for the Aurora Tigers of the Ontario Junior Hockey League, where he had 64 points in 94 games over the last two campaigns.

"We are excited to have Adam on board for next year," said Utica head coach Gary Heenan. "Adam brings five years of junior hockey experience to Utica. An honest player who works very hard, can pocket the odd goal and is good on faceoffs.

"Upon meeting him on campus last month, we were sold based on the strength of his character."

Another former Cap, Duncan product Cody Adams, played for Utica between 2011 and 2013.

Previous Capitals to commit for next season include Jarrett Brown to Alaska Anchorage and Myles Powell to RIT. Duncan native Steen Cooper committed to Minnesota State before the Caps traded him to Penticton.