Photo by Michael Caples/MiHockey

Recruiting: Chase Pletzke commits to Miami


By @MichaelCaples –

Chris Bergeron moved from Bowling Green to Miami this off-season.

So too did Chase Pletzke.

The Bay City native has announced his commitment to the RedHawks, joining Bergeron – the coach he committed to previously at Bowling Green – in Oxford, Ohio.

“I picked Miami for a number of reasons,” Pletzke told MiHockey. “One being the culture of the coaching staff that they demand on players. Also, the campus and the environment.

“Lastly, it’s a perfect fit for me to become a better hockey player and person.”

Pletzke, 19, is a product of the Oakland Jr. Grizzlies. In 2017-18, he made the jump to juniors, playing in 42 games with the Lone Star Brahmas of the NAHL.

Last year, he headed north, suiting up for the Langley Rivermen of the BCHL. There, Pletzke racked up 22 points in 43 games.

Bergeron returned to his alma mater to take over for Enrico Blasi in April.