The AJHL'S Okotoks Oilers have yet another player heading off to college south of the border.

Forward Hunter Sawka of Cochrane has committed to attend and play for Western Michigan University Located in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

The Broncos compete in the NCAA's Division I National Collegiate Hockey Conference.

The 18-year-old Sawka is 16th in scoring in the AJHL this season with 34 points, including 12 goals and 22 assists in 26 games, ranking him 13th in the league in assists as well. 

"We're thrilled as a staff for Hunter and the entire Sawka family," said head coach and general manager Tyler Deis stated in a news release put out by the Oilers. "Hunter has grown by leaps and bounds since coming to our team last year. He's always been a player who sees the ice extremely well, but as he's grown, he's continued to develop into a guy who makes everyone around him better as well.

"Western Michigan is getting a player with great skill and the character to succeed at that level, and we couldn't be happier for him."

Sawka debuted for the Oilers as a 17-year-old last season, recording six goals and 10 assists for 16 points in 35 games. 

Sawka is also the second player on the current Okotoks roster committed to Western Michigan, with leading scorer Sam Huck of Calgary all ready to become a Bronco as well.

Sawka is the 9th Oiler on the current roster committed to an NCAA Division I school.

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