Choosing to forgo a tryout and shift to a collegiate model recruiting process, the Forest Lake Lakers are excited to announce the signing of defensemen Jack Scott for the 2016-2017 season. This makes Jack the first commit for Coach Yoder and the new Lakers coaching Staff.
"We are very excited to make Jack our first official commit and welcome him to the Lakers' organization. Jack is a good size defensemen with good feet that we consider a later bloomer. He is also a veteran of junior hockey which made him extra attractive to us being a new staff. We are confident he will help us both on the ice and in the ever important locker room. We look for Jack to continue to develop this season and achieve his goal of playing NCAA Division 3 hockey after that", said Coach Yoder.
Jack was born in Connecticut, but spent most of his youth growing up in Louisville, Kentucky. Jack is a dual citizen of both the United States and Canada, as his parents and most of his family are all from Canada. Jack is very excited to have the opportunity to play in the hockey hotbed that is Minnesota.
Off the ice Jack enjoys Lacrosse and soccer and considers himself and avid Netflix binge watcher, currently taking in The Office. Jack boasts a high GPA and ACT and hopes to study business and sports management in college.
Jack added, "I'm very excited for the opportunity to be a Laker this fall and continue my hockey career. The facilities (locker room, equipment room, laundry room, etc) the Lakers have to offer are the best that I've been a part of and were an immediate draw for me. I'm also excited to play for a staff that emphasizes personal skill development and will help me move along to a college hockey career when I am done playing juniors. I'm looking forward to being a leader for the Lakers and having a great season."
With the recruiting season in full swing, Coach Yoder has noticed a few things thus far that have caught his attention. "Whenever we bring a player to our arena their eyes light up. We have a beautiful locker room with individual player stalls, a new shower and bathroom facility, equipment room, laundry room, coaches room, and work out room all in one building. This is a huge draw as players can get all of their training done in one place. Players are also attracted to our practice structure and emphasis on personal development, and that fact that they don't have to wait until late summer to find out if they will be offered a spot on our roster. We are confident in our ability to access talent and when we are ready to commit to a player, we want to do now and not wait around for a tryout."
Please keep an eye out for future Lakers commits as they come in and a big welcome to Jack Scott, member of the 2016-2017 Lakers hockey team!
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