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Former Jr. Ducks Player Makes NCAA Commitment

By T1EHL Staff , 01/27/20, 2:00PM CST

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Congratulations to former Jr. Ducks player and T1EHL alum Henri Schreifels on his commitment to Rensselear Polytechnic Institute.

“It’s a great school with great academics,” Schreifels said. “Hockey is their only division sport, so it’s a really big part of the campus. With their staff and facilities, they have everything they need to continue to improve.”

Schreifels is the 22nd player with ties to the Jr. Ducks to make an NCAA Division I commitment in the past six seasons.

He played two seasons for the Jr. Ducks, and led the T1EHL’s 18U division in points (56).

“He has size (6-foot-1, 195 pounds), speed, skill and a heavy shot,” said Jr. Ducks 18U AAA Coach August Aiken. “He does all the little things well and works so hard. I’m not surprised by his commitment, he deserves it.”

Schreifels played his first season for Jr. Ducks Director of Coaches Craig Johnson and Director of Player Personnel Alex Kim at 16U AAA. Kim cited Schreifels’ work ethic and patience as two main reasons for him receiving his college opportunity.

“Henri is very committed; he always wanted to improve,” Kim said. “We saw that every day. He was all about hockey every day.

He was quick to credit his Jr. Ducks coaches for helping him develop.

“August helped me with my vision and speed of play,” Schreifels said. “Those were the biggest things. He knew what kind of player I needed to be to get to the next level, which was juniors and now is college. I was in a really good spot with the Jr. Ducks. Our teams went to Nationals, and I learned a lot there.”

T1EHL is proud of Schreifels and all of its players who continue to rise in the ranks of hockey. Where can you go from here? Everywhere.

This post originally appeared on the Jr. Ducks website. You can view the original here: https://www.jrducks.com/news_article/show/1079652