November 7, 2017
Max Crozier is going to the same town as his big brother and Nanaimo Clippers teammate Tristan for NCAA hockey – he’s just not going to the same school.
The younger Crozier has committed to play at Providence College starting in the 2019-20 season. By then, Tristan will be in his second year at Brown University, which is also in Providence. The two campuses are less than five kilometres apart.
Despite being just 11 games into his BCHL career, the 6-foot-2, 190-pound defenceman has shown exceptional talent and was listed by NHL Central Scouting in their players to watch list published in early October.
“Max is a player with tremendous potential,” said Clippers head coach Mike Vandekamp. “He has a strong skill set and the drive to succeed at the next level. I look forward to working with him further to help him achieve his hockey goals.”
At Providence, Max will join a Friars program that competes in the NCAA’s Hockey East conference along with Boston College, Vermont, New Hampshire, Northeastern, Boston College, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusets, UMass-Lowell and Merrimack.
Former BCHLers on the Friars roster this season are Vincent Desharnais, Scott Conway, Vimal Sukumaran, Brandon Duhaime and Chase Zieky.
Crozier played at the Edge Academy in Calgary on the midget Prep team before making the move to the BCHL this year.