By @MichaelCaples –
Grosse Ile native Griffin Jurecki has decided he’s willing to move away from home for his college hockey career.
When you get an offer from Denver, it’s understandable.
The Little Caesars standout forward announced his commitment to head coach David Carle and the Pioneers hockey program Thursday evening.
“I picked the University of Denver because of the incredible opportunity I feel it has to offer,” Jurecki told MiHockey. “As soon as I walked on campus, I knew it was the place I wanted to be. Everything is top-notch – from the coaching staff to the facilities. I am honored to be a part of such a well-respected program and the standard they uphold.”
Jurecki, fresh off a 15-Only USA Hockey National Championship with LC, was selected by the Lincoln Stars in the fourth round of the 2019 USHL Phase 1 Draft. He was also selected by the Saginaw Spirit in the OHL Priority Selection.
Per Elite Prospects, he recorded 78 points in 73 games with the LC 15-Only squad last season; they also won a MAHA state title to go along with the national title.
“I look forward to my days as a Pioneer. College hockey has been a dream of mine ever since I touched the ice; I’m looking forward to be a part of something much bigger than myself.”