Wade Murphy, who was named the co-MVP of the BCHL playoffs last season, has committed to UND for next season.
Murphy originally had committed to Merrimack, but de-committed about a month ago. He quickly set his sights on UND. It was the only school he visited and he said he verbally committed to the coaches in person on Monday.
“He’s a player that’s found a way to produce offensively over the last few years,” Penticton coach Fred Harbinson said. “He does it by not playing the perimeter. He’s a guy who gets involved in the corners and in front of the net.”
Murphy has seven points in four games this season. A year ago, he finished with 91 points in 60 games.
“There are players that score goals and there are players that score important, big-time goals,” Harbinson said. “Wade has found a way to score some big overtime goals. He already has done it this year in our first game scoring a goal in the last minute of play to win the game. He’s one of those guys that has a knack for when the stage is big.”