By @MichaelCaples –
The University of Michigan has locked up another homegrown product.
Steve Holtz, a native of White Lake, has announced his commitment to Mel Pearson and the Wolverines hockey program.
“I picked Michigsn because it felt right,” Holtz told MiHockey. “It felt like a place I could call home and develop as a player on the ice and as a person in life.”
The 19-year-old defenseman just wrapped up his first season of USHL action with the Youngstown Phantoms. Holtz appeared in 30 regular-season games with Phantoms, logging one goal and five assists.
In Youngstown’s run to the Clark Cup Final, he played in 11 contests, recording four points and a +4 rating.
He was patrolling the blue line with fellow Michigan commit and Chelsea native Jake Gingell.
In 2016-17, Holtz suited up for the Compuware 18U squad. Prior to that, he spent time with the Markham Majors Midget AAA squad in the Greater Toronto Hockey League.