TORONTO, ON - OCTOBER 16: George Fegaras #19 of the North York Rangers follows the play during the second period at the Port Credit Arena on October 16, 2021 in Ontario, Canada (Photo by Tim Bates / OJHL Images)
October 22, 2021

11:29 AM EDT

North York Rangers defenceman George Fegaras has officially committed to Cornell University of the NCAA DI. He will play for the Big Red in Ivy League, while attending one of the best academic institutions in the fall of 2023.

“I first decided to commit to Cornell as it’s a place with a great hockey program which will enable and push me to become a better hockey player and person. It is also one of the best educational institutions in the world, making it an easy decision,” Fegaras explained.

The Richmond Hill, Ont., native joined the Rangers team ahead of the 2020-2021 season, but due to the COVID pandemic, he did not dress for the team until this season. From game one, he has not looked out of the place being paired with captain Jaden Condotta on the top unit. The 6’2 defencemen have posted three goals and eight assists for 11 points in 11 games. Despite only playing for the Rangers for a couple of months, he already sees how the organization will help him develop and be ready for the next level.

“North York will continue to prepare me for this step. Their development model, coaches and style of play consistently pushes me each every day to become a better player and work on my weaknesses and also continue to develop my strengths,” he explained.

Before joining the Rangers, Fegaras played for the Richmond Hill Coyotes. In the 2019-2020 season, he was named captain and finished first on team in with 21 assists and second with 31 points. He has played a major role in the Rangers getting off to one of the best starts in team history. North York holds a 9-1-1-0 record on the season, which has them in first place in the South Division. They have done this with a jammed pack schedule to open the season. They are the only team that has played over 10 games so far.

Fegaras become the 33rd Ranger to commit to either the NCAA or USPORTS since 2016.