The 19-year-old defenseman from Strongfield, Sask., is taking his time in setting out his future plans, but he does know what he wants.
Norrish, one of a set of twin brothers who patrols the blueline for the Yorkton Terriers, is re-writing his SAT so that he can have a better chance at landing a scholarship with an NCAA Division 1 school.
“I’m in no hurry to make a choice,” says Norrish. “I hope to be back (with the Terriers) next year.”
A former member of the Beardy’s Blackhawks of the Saskatchewan Midget AAA Hockey League, Norrish is in his second full campaign with the Terriers. In 25 games he has scored three times and added 12 assists, which is just below his production of 6-11-17 in 56 games as a rookie one year ago.
Having had auditions with both the Medicine Hat Tigers and Kelowna Rockets of the Western Hockey League in the past, he is happy to be with the first-place Terriers and plans on pursuing the education route south of the border.
“I love it (in Yorkton),” says Norrish. “I’m in my home province. The league is fast and there are a lot of big players.”
Norrish admits he has been in contact with a couple of colleges – University of Connecticut in Division 1 and St. Norbert University in Division 3.
Norrish is leaning towards studying engineering so his choice of school would have to be able to satisfy that interest.
For now, he is doing all he can on the ice, and in the classroom, to make himself more attractive for offers in the future.
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