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Whipple Commits to Denver NCAA Div. I

Trail, British Columbia (May 23, 2024) – The Trail Smoke Eaters are excited to announce defenceman Alec Whipple (’04) has committed to the University of Denver’s NCAA Div. I program for the 2024-25 season.

Whipple just completed his second season with the Smoke Eaters and is a 2004-born defenceman that was recruited by the Smoke Eaters in the spring of 2022 from Minnetonka High School in Minnesota. Alec is from Far Hills, New Jersey and has played in 109 career games with the Smoke Eaters program.

“After experiencing the feel of the city and school, along with the coaching staff’s belief in my abilities, it made choosing Denver an easy decision. Having the opportunity to play towards consistent national championship is an opportunity that you dream of since you start the sport.”
~ Alec Whipple

“We are very happy for Alec on his decision to attend the University of Denver next season. Since coming to Trail, Alec has contributed to our program in a number of ways – both on and off the ice – which will help him as he begins his post-secondary journey. We would like to congratulate Alec and his family on his commitment.”
~ Tim Fragle, GM/Head Coach