Watling heads to university hockey

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He spent three seasons playing professional hockey in the AHL and ECHL from 2014-2017, but now he’s heading to university hockey.

Former Soo Greyhounds forward and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario native Patrick Watling will be playing hockey at the University of New Brunswick beginning this fall.

The 24 year old played with the Guelph Storm from 2010-2013, before coming over to the Hounds for the 2013-2014 season.

During the 2013-2014 season with his hometown Hounds, Watling set career highs in goals (18), assists (36), points (54) and penalty minues (39) in 65 regular season games.

He also had the best plus/minus on the Hounds that season at plus-35.

Following the 2013-2014 season, Watling became the first and only player in Soo Greyhounds history to win the Roger Neilson Memorial Award as the top academic post-secondary school player in the OHL.