Coquitlam Express defenceman Nicholas Wong is will be staying close to home as he begins his college hockey career.
The Burnaby native will suit up for the Simon Fraser University Clan beginning in September. SFU has been a force in the B.C. Intercollegiate Hockey League in recent seasons but lost in the championship finals to the University of Victoria this past season.
Wong played four seasons in the BCHL. In 181 games, the 6-foot-1, 198-pound blueliner scored 10 goals and 63 assists to go along with 96 penalty minutes.
The 2011-12 season saw Wong play just 24 games splity between the Trail Smoke Eaters and Coquitlam as injury caused him to miss all of December and February. He returned to the Express lineup for the playoffs and picked up two assists in six games.