The Surrey Eagles are proud to announce that defenceman and assistant captain Jackson Ross has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey with Colorado College. The 20-year-old Ross is a veteran of over 100 BCHL games over the last two seasons with the Eagles.
In 2017-18 Ross scored a career-high 7 goals, appearing in all 58 regular season games. As of today, he also has 8 points in 8 games during the Eagles current playoff run.
Ross is a native of Centennial, Colorado and will be suiting up for his home-state Colorado College Tigers in the 2018-19 season. He also becomes the sixth current Eagles player to earn a division I NCAA scholarship – joining Jordan Robert (Clarkson), Desi Burgart (Quinnipiac), Jeff Stewart (Colgate), Chase Danol (Bowling Green), and Cory Babichuk (RPI).
“Jackson has been an absolute warrior for this organization,” said Eagles head coach Brandon West. “We are extremely happy for him and his family. Jackson is a tireless worker that leads by example everyday and this opportunity to play in his home state is very well earned.”
Colorado College plays in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) and competes against schools like the University of North Dakota, St. Cloud State, the University of Denver, and Western Michigan. They have produced over 170 professional hockey players, including over 30 NHLers.