Scholarship for Vees player

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Another Penticton Vees player has secured a National College Athletic Association scholarship and will commit to Clarkson University in New York for the 2013/2014 season.

Defenceman Bryan Sinz is the 13th player on the Vees to secure a NCAA scholarship and will join James De Haas as a future Golden Knight in 2013.


Rear gaurd Sinz, in his final season of junior hockey and only season with the Vees has one goal and seven points in 23 games. Prior to Penticton, the 20-year-old played in the United States Hockey League for the Tri-City Storm. In 56 games, he collected 11 points and amassed 50 penalty minutes. An Alaskan native, Sinz also played at the Shattuck St. Mary's Prep School.


But Vees Head Coach and General Manager, Fred Harbinson describes Sinz as a player whose skills can't be judged by numbers.


"So many times people put value on goals and assists and think that's the only way for a player to move on to the next level," said Harbinson. "As coaches, we try to teach players that there is more to just scoring, and Bryan is a perfect example. Sinz plays hard on both sides of the puck and his game will be a perfect fit at Clarkson."


Clarkson University is located in Potsdam, New York. The Golden Knights play in the Eastern College Athletic Conference. Since 1962, the Golden Knights have won 10 ECAC regular-season titles, five ECAC Championship Tournament Titles, and have made 20 NCAA Tournament appearances. Former Vee Ben Sexton is the captain of this year's team and is in his junior season. In 2011/2012 season the Golden Knights finished with a 16-17-6 record. Seven Clarkson alumni have gone on to play in the NHL, including former Calgary Flame Craig Conroy and former Ottawa Senator, Todd White. 


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