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Dylan Tappe commits to EWU hockey



Eastern Washington University hockey has announced that forward Dylan Tappe from Spokane has committed for the 2013-14 season.

Tappe comes to EWU after finishing his hockey career with the Spokane Braves of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League. He spent parts of four seasons with the Braves amassing 177 points in 158 games. Between tours of duty with the Braves he also played for three different British Columbia Hockey League franchises in Westside, Trail, and Prince George earning 20 points in 65 games.

“We have been looking at Dylan for a few years now and discussed him becoming an Eagle a few times,” Eagles’ head coach Bill Shaw said. “We have made adding depth up front a priority and getting a point a game player like Dylan should really help that.”

Tappe comes from the same program that produced Nick Redding and Uriah Machuga last season. Both have played important roles with the team and Tappe is expected to contribute in a similar fashion.

Eastern plays in the British Columbia Intercollegiate Hockey League and missed the playoffs last season, finishing one point out of the fourth and final postseason spot.

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