Former Upper Canada College student Cameron White ‘15 has announced his commitment to attend National Collegiate Athletic Association Division One school St. Lawrence University and play hockey for its team the Saints in 2018.
The former assistant captain of the varsity hockey team has played in the Central Canadian Hockey League for the Ottawa Junior A Senators for the past two seasons, helping lead the team to two successive Bogart Cup final appearances.
White, the son of UCC Prep athletic director Nigel White, is a defenceman who scored five goals and had 16 assists in 134 games with the Junior Senators. He’ll remain with the team for one more year to complete his junior hockey career before moving on to St. Lawrence.
Junior Senators head coach Martin Dagenais calls White “one of the top defensive defencemen in the CCHL” and “a great young man who also leads by example off the ice.”
White played for UCC’s varsity football, hockey and lacrosse teams and earned the Logie Medal in his graduating year. He credits much of his success to his many UCC coaches and has strong words of support for both varsity hockey head coach Carl Beaudoin and former assistant coach Mike Clarke, who he says taught him to be the kind of player that he is today.
White says his time playing varsity hockey at UCC was his most enjoyable experience and invaluable to his development as a player.
“The varsity program allowed me to learn, develop and play against stronger and older players in Prep school programs all over the States. The CISAA league is an incredibly strong league, with many players working to earn a spot on NCAA teams. There is no question in my mind that it is the best place for a UCC student to play if they are looking to play beyond high school.”
White will join former UCC varsity hockey teammates Will Reilly and Matt Baker in playing hockey for Division One universities. Reilly plays for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute while Baker is at Dartmouth College.