Cowlthorp Commits to Norwich

The Virden Oil Capitals are proud to announce that graduating forward Carter Cowlthorp has committed to the Norwich University Cadets of the NCAA Div III Great Northeast Athletic Conference for next season.

Cowlthorp, who hails from Boissevain arrived in Virden early in the 14/15 season from the SJHL’s Estevan Bruins.

“I can speak on behalf of the whole organization on how thrilled we are that Carter will be going to a great program such as Norwich,” said GM & Head Coach Troy Leslie.

In his three years in Virden, Cowlthorp appeared in over 161 games and is coming off a career year in which he registered 24 goals and 52 points.

Along with the career high in points and goals, he was named the Oil Caps Redferns Hardest Working Player, along with picking up the Fountain Tire Fan’s Choice Award and the Arlington Hotel Three Star Award at last week’s Oil Caps Year End Banquet.

“Carter has been a great representative of the Oil Capitals organization both on and off the ice,” added Leslie.

“We wish him nothing but the best at Norwich and sincerely thank him for all he has brought to this organization.”

In Norwich, Cowlthorp joins fellow Boissevain native and former Steinbach Piston David Robertson along with former Winnipeg Blues forward Taeron Lewis.

Norwich is a private military college based in Northfield, Vermont.

The Oil Capitals would like to congratulate Carter on this achievement and wish him the best of luck in his pursuit of education.