The Surrey Eagles organization is proud to announce that forward Connor Sundquist has committed to Trinity College in his home state of Connecticut to play NCAA Division III hockey in 2018-19. Sundquist, a native of Glastonbury, will join the Trinity Bantams after completing his junior career with the Eagles last season. He will join fellow BCHLer Cole Poliziani of the Alberni Valley Bulldogs who also committed to Trinity College earlier this year.
Sundquist was a veteran leader for the Eagles in 2017-18, joining the team shortly before the start of the regular season via trade from the Salmon Arm Silverbacks. He was reunited with head coach Brandon West and played an integral role for the team, especially during the playoffs where he scored 5 points in 13 games. Sundquist was also counted on for his defensive responsibility, leading by example in an energy role.
“We are thrilled to see Connor continue his education and hockey career at Trinity College near his hometown in Connecticut,” West said in a statement to SurreyEagles.ca. “Trinity has high academic standards and a great hockey program that continues to attract BCHL players. Connor will be counted on to be a top player and leader there and I am confident that he will make an impact there.”
The Trinity Bantams are located in Hartford, Connecticut, and play in the NESCAC conference. They face off against universities from around the New England area such as Amherst, Connecticut, Hamilton, and Tufts. They were the NCAA division III hockey champions only a few seasons ago in 2015.
Congratulations Connor and best of luck at Trinity College!