San Jose product, Jr. Sharks grad Wolford set to play at NCAA D-III Wisconsin-Eau Claire in ’22-23
Trail Smoke Eaters (BCHL) captain Coalson Wolford has committed to NCAA Division III University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (WIAC) for the 2022-23 season.
The San Jose native, who was an alternate captain in his first year during the 2020-21 season, took another step in his role off the ice this season being named captain.
“It’s always been a dream of mine to play college hockey,” Wolford said. “I’m excited, (and) they treat their players well, which was part of my decision. I’m excited for the next step of my hockey career.”
Wolford hit the 100 BCHL games played mark this season, finishing his junior career with 114 games played while adding 64 points. Wolford played in all situations for the Smoke Eaters, whether it was 5-on-5, penalty kill or power play, he was key in all areas for the Smoke Eaters this season.
“Coalson has been an exceptional Smoke Eater over the last two seasons, and we will definitely miss his consistent competitiveness and leadership,” noted Trail coach-GM Tim Fragle. “We want to wish Coalson all the best in his future athletic and academic endeavors.”
Back home, Wolford skated for the San Jose Jr. Sharks.
Photo/Jennifer Small/Trail Smoke Eaters
(June 8, 2022)