SPRINGFIELD, MO â€“ Forward, Sasha Perron, is the latest to commit to Missouri State University for the fall of 2016. The Sooke, British Columbia native joins the Bears after playing 26 games last season with the McKendree Bearcats (ACHA DIII). While playing for McKendree, Perron racked up 20 goals, 24 assists, and 106 PIMS. Prior to starting his college hockey career, Perron spent two seasons with the Bellingham Blazers of the Northern Pacific Hockey League (NPHL). Perron was named an alternate captain in his last season with the Blazers. In his two seasons in Bellingham, Perron netted 42 goals and 53 assists in 72 games as well as 194 PIMS which he helped his team win the Cascade Cup.He also spent time with the Kamloops Storm of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League (KIJHL)
â€œI chose to commit to Missouri State because I want to play to the best of my ability, be challenged on a day to day basis and I want to win. I want to win a National Championship and I believe the Ice Bears give me the best chance of that,â€ said Perron.
The 6â€™2 power forward models his game after Corey Perry of the Anaheim Ducks. â€œHe is a gritty, tough, sturdy hockey player who is good at protecting the puck and can score. I play high intensity hockey. I believe I play big, I hit hard, grind harder and can put the puck in the net. I hope to help the Bears both on and off the ice with my positive attitude and hard work.â€
Perronâ€™s goal is to win a Division I National Championship at Missouri State. â€œMy personal goal is to do my best every day, every practice and every training session, in my school work and to be an elite hockey player.â€
While in Springfield, Perron plans on studying business marketing.
When he is not on the ice or in the classroom, you can find the Canadian forward outdoors. His hobbies include: golfing, fishing, hiking, boating, and other sports.