The Trail Smoke Eaters have announced their first college commitment of the 2011-12 season, as defenseman Rajan Sidhu has accepted an offer from the Rochester Institute of Technology Tigers.
The Surrey product played in only 40 games with Trail last season after coming to the Smokies from Cowichan Valley, but picked up 23 points (1-22) during the 2010-11 season.
The official release from the BCHL is posted here.
I chatted with Rajan on Friday night during the Powell River game about all things college, Smokies and even a foray into social media. I'll post that tape as well as some other local hockey bits later this afternoon.