BCHL standout Murphy commits to UND

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.”

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13 thoughts on “BCHL standout Murphy commits to UND

  1. I won’t get too excited until I learn more about this kid. He already de-committed from a commitment once and wasn’t drafted even after a good showing at a camp. I hope this isn’t a character/moral problem. I hope he is a great kid with great character and can help the team immediately……… HOPE

  2. Correct he wasn’t drafted but prospect camps are usually after the draft has taken place. Sounds like a decent player.


  3. His linemate, Mellor, who played at UAA last year, just signed with W Mich. These guys love changes!

    • I know I can’t. Another chance to show little sister down south how to discipline players the correct way. ( ;

  4. Brad- und recently picked up a commitment fron ntdp/Sioux city defenseman Ryan Mantha. He’s big at 6’4 205. Any info on who he is?

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