Braedyn Funke commits to University of Oklahoma

The NWJHL season may be over, but Fort St. John Huskies players are still making news. Goalie Braedyn Funke committed to playing for the University of Oklahoma Sooners on May 8.

Funke will play for the Division 1 NCAA team in the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA).

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Funke joined the Huskies mid-season and immediately made an impact, winning three straight games before suffering a hand injury that would keep him out of the lineup for months.

He returned before the playoffs, and posted a record of 7-1 for the Huskies, with a 1.80 goals against average and .918 save percentage in the regular season.

Funke was poised to lead the Huskies on a deep playoff run, winning all three games he played in during the playoffs. However, the 2019-20 season came to an end right before the team was set to battle the North Peace Navigators in the NWJHL final.

Prior to joining the Huskies, Funke spent two seasons with the Comox Valley Glacier Kings of the VIJHL. Despite injuries limiting the amount of games Funke could play with the Huskies, he had by far his best junior numbers with Fort St. John.

The Sooners went 18-11 during the 2019-20 season, and were ranked 20th. 

Email sports reporter Dillon Giancola at sports@ahnfsj.ca

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