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 Responses

    1. UND PRIDE

      Glad to have him. Sounds like a stud with the potential to lead the BCHL in scoring this year! Think we can bring him in next semester (after the break) if need be???? We always have injury’s by then….

  1. brsioux

    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. Siouxhockey5

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

    Siouxhockey5

  3. Blah blah blah

    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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