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Brooke Disher commits to Boston University


A former Fort St. John hockey player is off to university this coming fall.

Brooke Disher, 17, who now calls the Central Okanagan home, has signed a commitment letter to play for Boston University starting in September.

Disher, who most recently captained Team BC to an impressive Under-18 Western Canadian regional championship in early November, says it’s something that’s been in the works for about three years.

“They approached me in my Grade 9 year, kind of started exploring the option of post-secondary and the NCAA,” said Disher, now in Grade 12. “I was able to tour BU with my family, watch practice…see the dressing room.”

Following the visit, Disher said she verbally committed to playing for the team and has kept in close contact since then. In November, she made the decision playing for BU is what she wanted, and signed a letter of intent to make it official.

“I was (also) just recently accepted into business school,” said Disher.

Her plan while there is to earn a degree in Business Administration & Law, setting the path for what she hopes will be a career in corporate law.

As for hockey after university, Disher isn’t quite sure what direction she’ll take. 

Disher was set to compete for a spot on Team Canada over the holidays for the U-18 Women’s World Championship in Sweden. That tournament was unfortunately cancelled due to COVID-19.

Still, playing for Canada on the world stage one day can’t be ruled out.

Canadian gold medallists Marie-Philip Poulin, Jenn Wakefield, Catherine Ward, and Tara Watchorn are all Boston University graduates.