Luke Tchor of the  Ontario Junior Hockey League champion Collingwood Blues (photo credit – Chris Harris| OJHL Images) has confirmed his commitment to join the NCAA Hamilton College Continentals in Clinton, NY beginning with the 2023-24 season.

The Toronto product, who began his OJHL career with the Oakville Blades in 2019-20, had 24 points in 24 games in Collingwood during the regular season after being acquired from the Brockville Braves. During this year’s OJHL playoffs, he scored 10 goals and had 17 points in 18 games. Two of his goals were game-winners.

“I was traded to Collingwood a few months into the season and was expecting to be labelled as the ‘new guy’,” Tchor said. “I was wrong. I walked into a dressing room of brothers with open arms who made going to practice every day something to look forward to. From the coaching staff, to the culture among the players in the room, Collingwood felt like home since the day I walked in.” 

“I have created many unforgettable memories along with lifelong friends and winning a championship is definitely the cherry on top. The Blues program is run very professionally and has helped me develop not only on the ice, but also as a man off the ice.”

“I chose to go to Hamilton college because of the balance between schooling and athletics that Hamilton provides. I take pride in my academic career along with my hockey career and I am excited for the next chapter.”

“We are extremely excited for Luke and his family on his commitment to Hamilton College,” said Collingwood’s Director of Hockey Operations Jordan Selinger, who was in Oakville with Tchor. “It has been a pleasure to watch Luke’s growth as a hockey player and person from his first season in Oakville to finishing his junior career in Collingwood. 

“Acquiring Luke was a key piece in our championship run and his knack for scoring goals produced several memorable moments throughout that run. We are excited to follow along his next chapter in his hockey career at Hamilton College and wish him the best of luck.”

Congratulations to Luke and best of luck in the NCAA!

The OJHL, the largest Jr. A hockey league in Canada, has had more than 90 NCAA, U SPORTS, CHL and professional commitments in 2021-22 – including more than 25 NCAA Division I scholarships.

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