Larkspur native, longtime LHA standout Craig uses USPHL as springboard to NCAA D-II Post commitment
Boston Jr. Bruins defenseman Cameron Craig has committed to Post University (NCAA Division II) for the fall of 2023.
The 2002-born native of Larkspur is in his third season at the Premier level with the Jr. Bruins organization.
Craig knew going into his senior year of high school that he would like to further his playing career outside of Castle View High School in Colorado. He had his sights set on the USPHL and it was coach Mike Anderson that helped his dream of coming out East a reality.
“I first learned about the Jr. Bruins during my junior year of high school while attending a showcase in hopes to get on the radar of junior programs. It was during this showcase that I was approached by Coach Anderson,” said Craig. “Although I chose to remain in Colorado that season, I never lost interest in the program and knew the New England Division and Boston Jr. Bruins was where I wanted to begin my junior hockey career.”
Cameron’s goals aligned with the goals of the USPHL, to play college hockey. It is no secret that the league has placed more players in college hockey than any other league. Sticking with the USPHL and Jr. Bruins over the course of three years has done nothing but helped Craig eventually commit to Post University.
“I decided to stay with BJB all three season because of my coaches and teammates. I felt that I was continuing in my development each year and knew that if I stuck with the process and hard work, I would be able to continue toward my goal of playing college hockey,” said Craig.
With academics also being an important factor, Craig was determined to find the university that he believed would benefit him both on and off the ice. After his initial conversation with the Post coaching staff, the Colorado native began to further explore to assets that Post University had to offer.
“I was really looking for a university where the focus is on each individual student and aiding students on excelling academically,” exclaimed Craig. “Post is a university with smaller class sizes and an excellent business program which made it a no brainer decision.”
As a three-year veteran for the program, the Jr. Bruins staff have been extremely pleased with Craig’s contributions to the Premier team and have been looking forward to seeing the ’02 defenseman achieve his goal of playing college hockey.
“It has been a pleasure watching him grow into the player he is today over the past three seasons. He has taken pride in his development, never misses a day in the gym or on the ice and has enjoyed the process of climbing to the next level,” said Premier head coach Nevin Hamilton.
During his youth hockey days, Craig skated with the Littleton Hockey Association.
The USPHL would like to congratulate Cameron Craig, his family, the Boston Junior Bruins, and Post University for his commitment.
— Brittany Hart/USPHL.com
(November 10, 2022)