Following a turbulent season in the crease, former Fort McMurray Oil Barons goaltender Jesse Gordichuk now has a new home for the 2015-16 hockey season.
Gordichuk announced his commitment to the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Pointers Monday via social media as the 1994-born goalie became just the third player — after Jetlan Houcher and Adam Wilcox — from the MOB’s opening night roster on Sept. 5, 2014 to commit to a NCAA program.
“I just took my time and it seemed like a great school,” Gordichuk said. “They’ve won a lot of championships and seem like a good winning school and everything academically as well so that’s ultimately what made me choose Stevens Point.”
Gordichuck complied a 17-4 record with the MOB over 24 games between the 2013-14 AJHL season and the start of the 2014-15 season. Last year, Gordichuk posted five shutouts and shared the AJHL’s Top Team Goaltenders Award with Tanner Jaillet.
After suffering an injury during a Sept. 21 loss to the Canmore Eagles, Gordichuk returned to the MOB at the start of November, only to be traded a short time later to the Olds Grizzlys in exchange for forward, Kyle Star. With the Grizzlys, Gordichuk has a record of 11-12-6 in 31 games with one shutout while posting a goals against average of 3.47 and save % of .901.
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