North York Rangers forward Liam Kerins has committed to the Rochester Institute of Technology for the 2014-15 season, the club announced Saturday.
RIT plays in the Atlantic Hockey Conference in Division I of the NCAA, and is located in Rochester, N.Y.
Kerins, 19, currently leads the Rangers in scoring with 73 points after 50 games played.
“It feels great,” Kerins said, “I waited all year and I feel like I’ve been having a good last two months here. It really is a big weight off my shoulders though, and now I can just focus on helping bring a championship to North York and nothing else.”
Liam is a 6-foot-1, 175-pound winger that also plays the point on the power play and has been a dominant offensive force all season with a big shot and smooth hands.
“I really liked RIT when I visited,” he said, “their game is like an NHL game, the way they run their program is professional and the crowd is extremely passionate. They love their team there; their fans are great, it was important to me to go to a school that was well-embedded in its community.
“Now it’s just down to business at NYR.”