Written by Gino De Paoli, July 20, 2018
For Immediate Release
Okotoks, AB – The Okotoks Oilers of the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) are proud to announce that 1997 born goaltender Riley Morris (Calgary, AB) has committed to the Mount Royal University Cougars.
Located in Calgary, Alberta the Cougars play in the U-Sports Canada West Universities Athletic Association (CW) Conference under 3rd year Head Coach Bert Gilling. In their six years in U-Sports the Cougars have advanced to the Canada West semi-finals three times.
Morris, 21, concludes an astounding four year AJHL career all in an Oiler uniform where he has broken several goaltending records both single season and career milestones.
In the 2017-18 AJHL season Morris had a record of 31-2-2 with a goals against average of 1.98 and a save percentage of .922, with four shutouts and five assists which earned him the league’s Top Goaltender Award and was also named the Canadian Junior Hockey League’s Goalie of the Year. The Calgary native also had a 9-6 record with a 2.18 goals against average and a .918 save percentage in the Inter Pipeline Cup playoffs where he helped lead the Oilers to their first South Division crown and appearance in the AJHL Championship.
Morris’ career line with the green and gold stands at 141 games played with a win/loss record of 88-38-9 with a 2.51 GAA & .913 save percentage, with 10 shutouts and six assists.
In his senior season Morris entered the franchise record books with the following milestones:
Career Wins: 88
Career Shutouts: 10
Most Games Played as a Goaltender: 141
Single Season Wins: 31
Single Season GAA: 1.98
Career Playoff Wins: 21
Career Playoff Shutouts: 3
Single Season Playoff Wins: 9
Morris’ accolades carried with him since his sophomore season in the league where he was nominated as the league’s top goaltender for two straight season before winning in 2017-18.
The Oilers organization would like to congratulate Riley and the Morris family for all he’s contributed to the hockey club both on and off the ice and his representation of the Oilers with class and respect.
Morris is the 10th Oiler on the 2017-18 roster to commit to an NCAA or U-Sports/College school joining:
? Carson Beers (NAIT)
? Jacob Bernard-Docker (University of North Dakota)
? Nick Blankenburg (University of Michigan)
? Carter Huber (University of North Dakota)
? Dylan Holloway (University of Wisconsin)
? Tanner Laderoute (University of Minnesota-Duluth)
? Ben Sanderson (Colorado College)
? Kylor Wall (Nipissing University)
? Austin Wong (Harvard University)
For more information, please contact:
Head Coach / GM / Director of Hockey Development
Okotoks Oilers Hockey Club