August 12, 2021 Salt Lake City, Utah
University of Utah Hockey has received a commitment from Forward Bryce Whittier for the upcoming 2021-22 season. Whittier was born in Pennsylvania, moved to Texas for a few years and then ended up in Utah when he was 11. Growing up, he played basketball, baseball, soccer and football. At age 12, he knew hockey was going to be his sport, when he saw a local high school hockey game being played. That summer, he spent every day at the rink teaching himself how to skate. By the fall, he had joined the local rec team and by winter, he was playing on the local select team. He then joined the Utah Golden Eagles A travel team. Whittier’s freshmen year was spent playing for his high school team, the Farmington Phoenix, as well as the Eagles A team. His sophomore and junior years, he was selected to play with the Park City Ice Miners AA team, where they won the state championship title back to back. He also continued to play with his high school team and was elected captain his senior year. “We’re looking forward to having Bryce on the team for the upcoming season and having his impact felt on the ice. Bryce’s offensive abilities and work ethic will translate into big plays for us this year on both ends of the ice,” said Men’s Division 2 Head Coach Nick Fornelius. “I am excited to begin my college career as a member of the University of Utah hockey team,” said Whittier. Whittier is currently studying FOO at the U. Utah Hockey would like to welcome Bryce and wish him the absolute best in the upcoming season!