TOPEKA (KSNT) — A Topeka RoadRunner will play for an Ivy League school out east come this fall.
The team announced on Thursday that forward Cam Strong has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey at Dartmouth College. The historic school is in Hanover, N.H. Strong, the Roadrunners’ current captain, will enroll for Fall 2016.
“I am honored to be heading to a tremendous Ivy League institution like Dartmouth,” Strong said of his decision. “The coaching staff, the facilities, the tradition and the education Dartmouth offers are exactly what I was looking for.”
RoadRunner’s coach Josh Kamrass says the organization couldn’t be happier for their player. “Getting an Ivy League education is something that Cam was focused on, and we couldn’t be happier for him,” he said. “Cam has the type of character that the RoadRunners look for in players, and the organization is very proud of him. All of his hard work is paying off.”
This is Strong’s second season with the team. According to the RoadRunners, he has posted 32 points in 39 games this year. He expressed gratitude for the opportunity to play in the Capital of Kansas.
“I’m so glad I made the decision to come to Topeka,” Strong said. “It’s a top-flight organization and the players are treated first-class.” He went on to say that his memories of his junior days will last forever.
Strong is the second member of the team to commit to a Division I school this season. Topeka goaltender Tyler Johnson will play for the University of Maine Black Bears.