Notre Dame Hounds’ goaltender Ryley Osland has officially announced his commitment to continue his hockey and academic career with the Concordia University of Edmonton for the 2022/23 season.
Osland, 21, joined the Hounds early in the campaign from the Drumheller Dragons of the Alberta Junior Hockey League, and has posted a record of 4-7-1, and a save percentage of .895 over 14 appearances.
A native of St. Albert, AB., a northwest suburb of Edmonton, Osland is an alumnus of the St. Albert minor hockey system, but finished off his minor hockey career in 2018-19 with the Edmonton-based South Side Athletic Club U18 AAA in the Alberta U18 league.
“I’m very excited and grateful for the opportunity,” Osland said.
“I couldn’t have done it without the support from my family, friends, teammates, (ND coaches) Brett and Mitch, and the rest of the staff at Notre Dame. Being able to play at home as well as going to play for a program committed to winning was a no-brainer for me. I am very thankful that I can continue playing high-level hockey and get a degree.”
Osland appeared in 29 AJHL contests for Drumheller and the Whitecourt Wolverines over three years before his move east to Saskatchewan.
“Ryley has been a great fit for our program,” said Notre Dame head coach and general manager Brett Pilkington.
“Since he got here he has bought in to be a part of the team and program, and has really helped the younger players mature.”
Osland joins recent SJHLers Rylan Nivon, Seth Summers (Battlefords), Gabe Odowichuk (Melfort), Colton Gerlib (Nipawin), and Sam-Jaxon Visscher (Humboldt) – among others – at Concordia.
Concordia University of Edmonton plays in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference.