|Dave Adolph in action.|
It appears that laid back approach paid off.
The U of S men's hockey program reeled in a big fish this summer from the list of graduating players from the Western Hockey League when the 21 year-old Leduc Alberta product committed for the upcoming CIS season.
Adolph says Cooke should be a good fit with his team.
"We have a guy who is going into his fifth year, Ryan Holfeld, who I think is one of the best goalies in the Canadian University league but he graduates this year. He is in the college of law. We were looking for someone else to come in and be a one 'A' and then take over everything for the next three or four years."
Adolph says the University of Saskatchewan has a lot to offer outside of the game of hockey.
"We have a great business school. That is what he would like to do. One of his goals, he told me, was to secure four years of post secondary education if hockey didn't work out. We had a spot for him. I don't think he wanted to go to the big money and live in Atlantic Canada. That is a long, long way away."
The last Kelowna Rockets alumni to wear Huskies colours was defenceman Zach Stebner, who completed his three year business degree.