Alex Milligan is headed to college. The Shawnigan Lake product and former Kerry Park Islanders star has committed to attend Selkirk College in Castlegar and play with the Saints in the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League next season.
"I’m most looking forward to the opportunity to further my education and at the same time continue to grow as a hockey player by getting the chance to play with elite teammates at Selkirk," Milligan said. "My goals in my first season with the Saints are to strike a balance between my schooling and hockey while doing everything I can to help Selkirk three-peat as BCIHL champions."
Between 2011 and 2014, Milligan played 116 Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League games with Kerry Park, scoring 73 goals and adding 47 assists for 120 points, while racking up 274 penalty minutes. He was traded to the Peninsula Panthers late in the 2013/14 season, and scored 17 goals in 13 games to finish the year with a leaguebest 46 goals, while his 73 points were third in the VIJHL, and he shared the award for the league’s top forward.
Milligan also played two games for the Cowichan Valley Capitals during his junior career, and eight with the Valencia (California) Flyers of the Western States
"Alex is a pure goal scorer who has the potential to be a dynamic offensive player at the college level," Saints head coach Jeff Dubois said. "He has a great shot and skates very well, so all the tools are there for him to be an impact player with us as a rookie."