The Cranbrook Bucks announced on Wednesday that graduating 20-year-old forward Jeremy Tremblay has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey at Albertus Magnus College in New Haven, Connecticut.
Tremblay was acquired by the Bucks in a December trade with the Central Canada Hockey League’s Hawkesbury Hawks in exchange for forward Will Blackburn and future considerations.
The Orford, Quebec product scored six goals and added four assists for 10 points through 29 games with Cranbrook following the trade. He was held pointless in a pair of BC Hockey League Playoff appearances with the Bucks.
Prior to being picked up by Cranbrook, Tremblay had tallied nine goals, 11 assists and 20 points through 19 games with Hawkesbury to start the season.
In his two-year junior career with the Bucks, Hawks, and the BCHL’s Coquitlam Express, Tremblay totalled 24 goals and 28 assists for 52 points in 92 games played. He added another five goals and five assists for 10 points in 17 playoff games.
Tremblay will join another former Buck in Zeth Kindrachuk at Albertus Magnus, after the Okotoks Oilers announced Kindrachuk’s commitment to the program on May 2.
Although Tremblay’s tenure in Cranbrook was short, it will almost certainly be best remembered by a four-goal weekend against the Bucks rivals in the Trail Smoke Eaters, which earned him BCHL third star of the week honours in early January.