Shier, Toronto Lakeshore Patriots forward, commits to Union hockey
Kevin Shier, the leading scorer for the Ontario Junior "A" Hockey League's Toronto Lakeshore Patriots, has committed to Union for next season.
The 20-year-old Shier, who is 6-foot and 195 pounds, had 18 goals and 26 assists in 36 games.
"I'm definitely over the moon," Shier said in a statement on the team website. "As soon as I went down there, I kind of fell in love with the school. It has everything I want in a university, and it was a really easy decision once the offer came down. I'm really excited."
He finished tied for sixth in scoring at the recent Central Canada Cup Junior "A" all-star tournament.
While coming down to visit Union, Shier was one of five men who together early Monday morning saved the life of 33-year-old New York State National Guardsman Timothy Neild, whose pickup truck struck a concrete pillar on a bridge over a highway near the town of DeWitt. To read the stories, click here for the team website, and click here for the Syracuse.com story.