Castlegar's Ryan Renz, who spent the first half of last season on the Rebels' blueline, has committed to Northeastern University for the 2011-12 season. The news caps off an impressive 16 year-old season for Renz, who was referred to as "possibly the hardest hitter in the KIJHL, even as a 16 year-old" by Rebel president Jim Craig last year.
Renz spent the last half of the 2009-10 season with the BCHL's Alberni Valley Bulldogs, with whom he'll suit up again for the upcoming season. Local hockey fans will only get one look at Renz next season, the Bulldogs visit the Trail Smoke Eaters on October 20th.
Congrats to Renz and his family!