The New Jersey Titans, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are proud to announce that defenseman Owen Luik has committed to play his college hockey and continue his academic career at the University of Toronto. The Toronto Varsity Blues play their hockey in the Ontario University Athletics (OUA).
In his two years with New Jersey, Luik, an Oakville, ON, CAN, native notched a total of 6 goals and 39 assists (45 total points), in 111 total games played. Owen joined New Jersey as a tender and came in to exceed all expectations, a high minute, every situation defenseman, Luik contributed immensely to the teams 2022 Robertson Cup Championship.
The University of Toronto does come stateside from time to time to showcase themselves versus NCAA Division 1 programs. As in the 2022-2023 season they made their way down 3 times to play the eventual NCAA National Champion Quinnipiac Bobcats, RPI Engineers and even make a visit to former New Jersey Titan, David Posma, at Niagara University.
Owen had this to say about is time in New Jersey, “New Jersey will always be a time in my hockey career and life that I can look back on and be flooded with great memories, with the 2022 playoffs ending with a Robertson Cup being my favorite.” Continuing, Luik mentioned, “I learned a ton both on and off the ice over the past 2 seasons there and I’ll continue to miss all the things that come with being a junior hockey player. I’m thankful for everyone that was a part of my journey who made coming to the rink something to look forward to each day.”
“We are thrilled for Owen on his commitment to University of Toronto. Lu was an absolute pleasure to work during his two years in New Jersey”, said Head Coach and GM Craig Doremus. “He was a huge part of our blue line from day one and obviously leaves behind a legacy as a Robertson Cup Champion. I do believe Owen’s best hockey is still in front of him. He battled through some significant injuries this past season but refused to miss action and let down his teammates. Owen has an extremely bright future in front of him. I am so proud to say I had the privilege to get to coach him and I look forward to following his path through university life and athletics.”
The Varsity Blues are located in Toronto, ON, Canada, and are led by Coach Ryan Medel.