Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League

Directwest commitment: Hounds’ Sombrowski commits to Wentworth

Notre Dame Hounds forward Nik Sombrowski has committed to Wentworth Institute of Technology for the 2022-2023 NCAA Division III campaign.

Sombrowski, 21, split 106 Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League contests between the Weyburn Red Wings and the Hounds and posted 24 goals and 55 points over that span.

Wentworth is located in Boston, MA, and competes in the Commonwealth Coast Conference of the NCAA.

“(Wentworth) values their academics just as much as hockey,” Sombrowski said, “which was very important to me.

“I will also be getting a very good opportunity to play there, which is also great. Notre Dame and the SJHL helped me in that with so much talent around, there was a lot of attention on our team and league that drew in schools to come to watch.”

A native of Fernie, B.C., the speedy, skilled centreman and left-winger also spent time in the British Columbia Hockey League with Salmon Arm and Cranbrook.

Initially signed by the Estevan Bruins out of his local Junior B Fernie Ghostriders, he only played one game for the club in 2019-20, before moving on to their Highway 39 rival Wings, where he spent most of his SJHL career.

Sombrowski was acquired by Notre Dame at this season’s trade deadline and contributed three points in five games during the Hounds’ first-round matchup with the Bruins.