Smokies top scorer Cooper commits to Green Knights
Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - Submitted by BCHL Media/Trail Smoke Eaters
Trail Smoke Eaters leading scorer Erik Cooper has accepted an offer to play for the NCAA Div. III national champion St. Norbert College Green Knights for the coming season.
Cooper, a native of Anchorage, Alaska, was on fire in the second half of the season scoring 32 of his 49 points on the season after the calendar flipped to 2012.
The 5-foot-11, 178-pound forward will become the sixth BCHL alum to join the Green Knights roster. Nanaimo Clippers alums Justin Favreau and Joe Perry, Smoke Eaters product Cullen Bradshaw, Victoria Grizzlies/Quesnel Millionaires alum Sam Higgins and Powell River Kings grad Reid Campbell are all currentlyon the team.
St. Norbert won its second straight Div. III title on March 17 with 4-1 win over Oswego State.
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