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Steelers’ Westlund Commits to University of Arizona

05/10/2016, 1:15pm CDT By Selkirk Steelers

The Selkirk Steelers are pleased to announce 1996 centre Christopher Westlund will be attending the University of Arizona and playing hockey for the Wildcat’s of the ACHA Div 1 league for the 2016-17 season.  Westlund is enrolled in Engineering.

 “A few weeks ago, I was able to go Tucson.  The University itself, the engineering programs, and the school spirit is all beyond impressive.  This was an easy decision after meeting Coach Chad and what he is building.  The hockey program is excellent and Coach Chad’s ideas and vision are what any hockey player going to school would want.” – Chris Westlund

“Chris checks off everything that we look for in our hockey program at the University of Arizona.   We are building a team with the best combination of character and talent, I don’t believe you can win championships without both, making Chris a perfect fit. Meanwhile, his community involvement is just as impressive as his on ice talent.  I believe the combination of his size and speed will allow him to develop into an elite power-forward in the ACHA. I couldn’t be any more excited for our hockey program, Engineering Department, and Tucson community.” – Coach Chad Burman, Head Coach, University of Arizona Wildcats

“I would like to thank the Steelers organization for all their support. I wish them luck moving forward.