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Whalers Davis Commits to Williston State Tetons

By Whaler Nation, 05/30/19, 8:30AM EDT


#41 Tanner Davis

"Tanner had a very successful 3 years with our program and was a very important piece to the puzzle the year we won the national title", stated assistant coach Kody Rodriguez. "His hard work and dedication earned him this opportunity to be able play hockey at the collegiate level. His understanding of the team first mentality was second to none. He is a great example of what we expect here with the Whalers organization. I am very proud of his accomplishments throughout his time here with the Whalers. The sky is the limit for Tanner and I am very excited to see him compete at the collegiate level".

The Hampton Roads Jr. Whalers are proud to announce that 1999 forward Tanner Davis from Monroeville, PA has committed to playing college hockey in 2019 for the Williston State College Teton.

Davis, in his 3rd season with the Whalers, posted 20 points in 48 games on 12 goals and 8 assists, helping the Whalers Elite team reach the USPHL Elite Final Four. In his 3 year junior career, Davis played in 148 career games with the blue and green, posting 45 career points.  During the 2017-18 season, Davis posted 14 points en route to helping lead the Whalers to the USPHL Elite National Championship.

“I am extremely proud of Tanner”, stated head coach Brad Jones.  “The growth he has shown these last 3 seasons as both a player and a person has been impressive.  His speed creates problems for opponents, his high compete level, and relentless forechecking and penalty killing were a major asset to the team.  I look forward to watching his continue his career at Williston State and continue to grow”.

“I would like to thank my teammates over the past 3 years for helping me throughout my journey while providing me with memories that I’ll never forget”, stated Davis.  “I also want to thank the coaching staff for helping me grow and become not just the hockey player I am now, but the person I am as well. The Hampton Roads Whalers organization taught me what it meant to be a champion and what it takes to win. Being part of Whaler Nation is giving your absolute all with everyone else pulling the rope in the same direction.  I’m extremely appreciative for everything Whaler Nation and the Cavanagh family has done for me throughout my junior career. I am excited to continue my hockey career and start my educational journey at Williston State College”.

Williston State is located in Williston, ND and competes in the ACHA’s division 2 Mon-Dak Conference.

Davis becomes the Whalers 15th commit of the 2018-19 season and joins Brandon Leitz (Saint John’s), Alec Lindberg (Saint Michael's), Brendan Borg (Morrisville State), Chris Ciolek (Worcester State), Blake Bjella (Worcester State), Matthew Hanchon (Southern New Hampshire), Conner Hunt (Manhattanville), Max Loga (Lebanon Valley), Grant Parrish (University of Tampa), Jorai Bart (Lawrence Tech), Cody Wilson (West Virginia), Brandon Osmundson (Utica), John Moncovich (Utica), and Jaxon Rutkowski (Utica) as committed Whalers.