Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Bergen Commits to Liberty University


Drake product and two year Humboldt Bronco Josh Bergen is going to forego his 20 year-old junior season and attend university.

The utility player who can play up front or on the back end has committed to Liberty University in Virginia.

He said Thursday everything has moved pretty fast.

“In a matter of about three days everything ended up working out. I gave it some thought with my parents and we decided that it was the right thing to do to move on and try to get an education out of playing some hockey.”

The Flames are a team in the ACHA’s first division in Lynchburg.

The 1996 born player could have returned to for one last season but he decided it was worth getting a head start on his future.

“I had been planning on playing my 20 year-old year in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League or in a junior league depending on where that might be and then when New England College got in touch with me it kind of gave me this idea that maybe there’s a possibility I could start school that one year early and get a head start on things.”

Bergen suited up in 95 games for the green and gold collecting seven goals and 12 assists while playing both defense and forward for Ryan Smith and Darcy Haugan.

Bergen will study business at Liberty.