Tanner Terness is heading south to play for the Rock Springs Grizzlies of the National Collegiate Development Conference (NCDC) for the upcoming season.
The native of Burnaby, BC, suited up in 40 regular season games and an additional three postseason games with the Wolf Pack last year. The left-shot forward put up 12 goals and 25 assists for 37 points during the regular season but failed to register a point in the Survivor Series against the Grandview Steelers.
Terness had a goal and an assist in his first game with the Wolf Pack and followed that up with multi-point nights for his first three games with North Vancouver. He was also named one of the PJHL’s Three Stars of the Week during the week of October 10, 2022.
“I am grateful for the opportunity the North Vancouver Wolf Pack gave me last year,” said Terness. “I would like to thank the coaching staff and my teammates for making it a delightful year, and I wish them the best of luck next season.”
Terness was a quiet player in the locker room but let his work ethic and skill do the talking on the ice.
“He is a very talented player and plays a solid two-way game,” said coach Mike Borrelli. “It’s an amazing opportunity for Tanner.”
The Wolf Pack would like to wish Tanner all the best moving forward.
About the NCDC
The National Collegiate Development Conference (NCDC) is a Tier II Junior Hockey Conference operating in 11 states across the United States, including its newest division and the Mountain Division. The NCDC is making its debut in 2023-24 with six teams in Utah, Idaho, Colorado, and Wyoming.
Since its inaugural 2017-18 season, the NCDC has advanced 265 players to NCAA Division I hockey. It has also seen 14 players selected in the NHL Entry Draft, including three selected directly from the NCDC in 2021, a Tier II North American best for that year.