Orangeville Flyers alternate captain Ian Nichols (photo credit - Brian Watts/OJHL Images) has confirmed his commitment to join the Hamilton College Continentals in Clinton, New York beginning with the 2015-16 NESCAC season.
The Singhapmton, Ontario native is a four-year OJHL veteran, having also played five games as a 16-year old midget with the Collingwood Blackhawks in 2010-11 while a member of the Grey-Bruce Highlanders Midget 'AAA' squad, winning OMHA and high school titles during his minor hockey tenure. Prior to the 2010-11 season, Nichols was selected by the Niagara IceDogs in the 15th round, 287th overall, of the 2010 OHL Priority Selection.
He made the fulltime jump to the OJHL in 2011-12 with the Orangeville Flyers and has played for the organization ever since, increasing his offensive output each season along the way. After notching 7 points in 40 games his first season, Nichols jumped to 12 points in 2012-13 and 16 points last season, while also playing for their Junior 'B' affiliate, the Brampton Bombers.
This season, Nichols has been one of the club's offensive catalysts, currently sitting second on the team in scoring with career-highs of 17 goals annd 41 points in just 37 games played. His efforts earned a spot on Team OJHL Hawerchuk during the 2014 Central Canada Cup All-Star Challenge that was held in Toronto, Ontario.
Congratulations to Ian on the commitment and best of luck as he closes out his OJHL career!