Photo, Graphic and Article by: Dante De Caria
Ottawa, Ontario – The Ottawa Jr. Senators organization is proud to announce that ’99 born F Darcy Walsh has announced his commitment to play NCAA D-1 Hockey at Robert Morris University.
Walsh, 19, is the captain of the Jr. Senators and is tied for first in league scoring (26) and goals (14) at the time of his commitment. Last year the Ottawa, Ontario native set career highs in goals (23), assists (33) and points (56) in just 61 games.
Very excited and honoured to announce my commitment to play NCAA Division 1 hockey at Robert Morris University. Also wanted to thank my family, teammates and coaches for all of their hard work and dedication along the way! #ColonialPride pic.twitter.com/a5FvUJpMsP
— Darcy Walsh (@darcywalsh_) November 3, 2018
Walsh says that his experience in the CCHL has been great.
“I’ve learn a lot about what it takes to play at the next level and more importantly I have developed my game a tremendous amount.”
“Getting traded to Ottawa at 17 was probably the best thing that has happened to me. It is a great organization with an unbelievable coaching staff. Can’t thank them enough for all of their hard work and dedication,” said Walsh.
Ottawa Jr. Senators Head Coach Martin Dagenais is also very proud of Walsh and of all of his hard work.
“I think it’s pretty cool that Darcy has committed to Robert Morris University. They run a well-respected Div. 1 hockey program, and I’m sure he’ll enjoy his time there,” added Martin.
“He’s a kid that we traded for two years ago, and he earned a spot on our 4th line. He definitely came a long way since then, as he is now one of the best power forward’s in this CCHL. His work ethic, and his willingness to accept criticism is what brought him to that level. It’s a good lesson for all the young hockey players out there. Hard work and dedication does pay off at some point.”
The year that he will attend RMU is still not determined. He could either join them next year at age 20 or the year after at age 21. He will also join former Jr. Senators Nick Lalonde and Geoff Lawson.
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