The Merrimack men’s hockey team picked up a commitment from 2001-born forward Corey Cunningham from the Prince George Spruce Kings of the BCHL.
Cunningham, who is from Prince George, popped in the BCHL last season, scoring 26 goals and adding 18 assists in 53 games. Cunningham’s 26 goals were tied for 15th in the BCHL.
Neutral Zone had Cunningham ranked as the No. 155 player in the 2001 class and as the No. 40 uncommitted prospect available. Cunningham has been a regular in the BCHL since his 16-year-old season, scoring 10 goals and 8 assists in his first 87 games before coming into his own as an offensive threat last year. Cunningham is expected to return to the Spruce Kings this upcoming season.
Prior to Prince George, Cunningham played for the Delta Hockey Academy.
“Excited and proud to announce my commitment to play college hockey for Merrimack,” he tweeted. “I’d like to thank my family, teammates and coaches (past and present) and friends who have supported me along the way. Finally, thanks to the Spruce Kings organization and their fans.”
Cunningham has big goals for this upcoming season, telling CKPGToday that he wants to score as many as 40 goals.
“I want to hit 35-40 goals,” he said. “I want to push our team. I want to be at least Top-4 in the league. In our division, I want us to be one of the top-3 teams and in the league, I want to make at least the semi-finals and I think we can push that even further and I really think we can win the Fred Page Cup this year.”