Local hockey player advances to second round of ECHL

WEST VALLEY CITY, UTAH – The Utah Grizzlies advance to the second round of the ECHL for the Kelly Cup playoffs, thanks in part to defenseman Austin Crossley, a native of Fort St. John.

Born in Fort St. John, his professional hockey career began in Prince George in 2015 for the Prince George Spruce Kings of the BCHL before moving to the Nanaimo Clippers the following year.

From 2016 to 2018 he played for the Prince Albert Raiders in the WHL, and for the next three years he played for the Prince George Cougars.

During the 2019-20 season, he played on the Fargo Force in the USHL.

Finally, he plays with the Utah Grizzlies on defense this season.

With a win on Wednesday, May 4, beating the Tulsa Oilers 5-2, the Grizzlies will advance to the second round of the playoffs.

Next, they will take on the Rapid City Rush on Friday, May 6.

Shailynn Foster is a reporter for energycity.ca. Shailynn has been writing since the age of 7, but only recently began her journey as a journalist. Shailynn was born and raised in Fort St. John and she watches way too much YouTube, Netflix and Disney+ during the week while playing DND on the weekends. More From: Shailynn Foster

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