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Prince George Spruce King going ‘Bowling’ for college hockey in 2021

Brett Pfoh commits to Falcons in highest level of NCAA sports
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Brett Pfoh (#11) of the Prince George Spruce Kings in action against on the road against the Coquitlam Express (via Damon James Photography)

He’s certainly taking a chance on throwing a strike for a collegiate hockey career.

Prince George Spruce Kings rookie Brett Pfoh has committed to Bowling Green State University, starting in the 2021-22 season.

The Falcons play in NCAA Division One amongst other top schools like University of Alaska, Michigan Tech and Lake Superior State.

“It’s a huge jump from midget to junior and another huge jump to college” Pfoh said in a team release on how he thinks the red, white and blue can help him get to a bigger stage. “But I believe with the way we work here in Prince George, I will be much more prepared to make the transition.”

He’ll be working with a familiar face in Ohio as he played under Maco Balkovec, now an assistant coach of Bowling Green State as of this fall, when he coached him with Burnaby Winter Club.

“Honestly when the opportunity came around to play for Maco again, I couldn’t refuse. When I went there and saw the dynamic of the boys, as well as how positive minded coach Eigner and coach Carr were, everything seemed to fit.”

Thus far in his first B.C. Hockey League (BCHL) season, the 17-year-old only has three points in 11 games, including two goals.

The Spruce Kings are hosting the Nanaimo Clippers on Friday (Oct. 11) and the Salmon Arm Silverbacks on Saturday (Oct. 12), 7 p.m. both nights at Rolling Mix Concrete Arena. 




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Kyle Balzer graduated with distinction from BCIT's Broadcast & Online Journalism program in 2016. Since moving to Prince George, he has covered a variety of stories from education & Indigenous relations, to community interests & sports.
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