I spoke with Vernon Vipers defenseman Kyle Bigos of Upland earlier this week about his BCHL team’s recently completete season.
Bigos was selected the MVP and Top Defensive Player of the RBC Cup (Canadian Jr. A hockey’s championship series). This is quite an accomplishment for the 6-5, 230-pound blueliner who barely played AAA hockey in Southern California.
Bigos left home before his sophomore year in high school to attend Notre Dame Prep School in Saskatchewan. From there, he played the past two seasons in Vernon. This season he led all Vipers defenseman in points, and Vernon captured the league’s Doyle Cup en route to taking the RBC Cup.
As if all of that wasn’t enough, Bigos recently accepted a scholarship offer to play collegiately at Merrimack College in Massachusetts.
All in all, not a bad month. And it could get better. Bigos has been getting feelers from NHL teams for that league’s upcoming Entry Draft. Unpicked in his first season of eligibility, there is a good change he’ll go this time around.