The Portage Terriers are pleased to announce that captain Sam Huston has committed to Brock University (USports) for the 2020-21 season.
“After juniors I always wanted to go out East and experience life out there. Brock contacted me and made a real good offer. They have produced some high level graduates,” says Huston. “The school was good and so was the hockey program. They lost three defenceman, so they said a spot was pretty much mine to lose, so I thought at that point it would be a perfect fit.”
With the 2020 season ending abruptly, it has given Huston an extended opportunity to get ready. “I’ve been working and working out and staying in shape as best as possible without the gyms being open.”
He talks about his future aspirations. “I want to come out of there with a degree in sports management to help me hopefully get into coaching. Maybe even behind the scenes with managing teams at a high level.”
The 6’5” defender from Brandon, MB played parts of three seasons with the Terriers amassing 46 pts in 97 games. “The highlights were winning the two championships with the Terriers, when I was a 16-years-old and when I was 19.”
Huston also spent parts of 3 seasons in the WHL with the Kootney Ice. He has grown a lot since he started. “Throughout my whole junior career I learned about adversity. It makes you a lot stronger and as long as you can keep battling, staying positive with a good support system, you can get through almost anything.”