Saturday, June 09, 2012

Having a Seat Over There: Dexter Dancs

Dexter Dancs, a forward for the Penticton Vees of the BCHL, has committed to Michigan for the 2014-15 season.

Dancs played most of this past year with the Osoyoos Coyotes of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. He was second on the team in scoring with a 29-38--67 line in 42 games. The team's leading scorer, however, is four years older than Dancs. He had 9 goals on the power play and also chipped in with 8 game-winners, which led the team by a wide margin (the next highest had 3) and also led the league.

He contributed 6-6--12 in 6 playoff games. He was named the KIJHL Rookie of the Year for his efforts.

Dancs is a February 1995 birthday and is listed at 6'2", 180 lbs. He had 1 assist in 15 games with the Vees. He didn't play in the playoffs as the Vees won the Junior A Championship. He'll be up with them all year next year.

The Three V's has a long interview with Dancs about his commitment to the Wolverines. Dancs said, "I went there last week and I checked everything out. The arena was getting renovated and it just blew me away. The campus is beautiful. It was the first university I had ever seen and it was everything I had imagined it would be. It kind of blew me away. It's hard to say no."

He said the following about his first year in Junior B: "My goal was to get a point per game and I got a little bit more than that. I surprised myself, honestly, this year. I gained confidence and it really helped me out. Going up with the Vees helped me out more with my confidence."

He described himself as a "big guy" whose "skating is pretty good". He likes to use his feet and create opportunities for himself and his teammates.

He will be training back to North Vancouver this summer before heading back to Penticton to train with an assistant coach until training camp.

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