Kubara becomes North Carolina Golden Bears First Commit
GARNER, NC—Bayley Kubara, Defenseman and Captain for the expansion North Carolina Golden Bears, has committed to Albertus Magnus for the fall of 2019. The '98 native of Australia signed on with the Golden Bears after playing for the Philadelphia Jr Flyers of the EHL the season prior. His leadership was evident and much needed for the first year club and youngest team in the league. Kubara
Kubara, an import from Australia, was very excited about next fall and praised the help that Albertus gave him during the process. Albertus inaugural season will be 2019-20 and they are putting together a solid team with many EHL products already committed.
“I'm extremely excited for september, i'll be coming straight from hopefully another successful season back home in Australia and am looking forward to helping the team have a great start. After touring Albertus it reminded me a lot of my high school from back home and I have some extended family who grew up in the area and spoke very highly of the city and school. The international administration office made things on my side extremely easy and both coach Matt and Kyle were very professional in the recruitment process and have exciting plans for the program.”
The veteran defenseman is the first college commit for the Golden Bears and a fitting one as well. Kubara, coming off a championship season in his native Australian hockey league, brought instant leadership to the first year club. The only player on the team with previous EHL experience he guided the Bears through a tough first season keeping the players focused. “You could always count on him to be steady and calm no matter what the situation” Said Head Coach Brent Selman of Kubara. “He was the perfect leadership for the young club”.
Kubara , the Golden Bears first Captain, had 2 goals and 13 assists in 34 games.