The Bonnyville PONTIACS are extremely happy to announce that 3rd year goaltender Easton HESSE has committed to attend and play for Lake Superior State University Lakers next season.
Lake Superior State University, located in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan plays in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (NCAA Division 1) under head coach Damon Whitten. The Lakers won the Western Collegiate Hockey Association title and earned the conference’s automatic berth in the NCAA tournament this season.
Easton HESSE posted a 2.11 goals against average and .931save percentage, and 2 shutouts in 2020/21. Over the course of his PONTIAC career he has played 92 games (54 wins-28 losses-7 ties) and his career GAA is .918 (play-offs - .940). His GSAA (goals/saved above average) with the PONTIACS is a remarkable 36.83.
“Easton's consistency speaks to his talent, his work ethic and his inner drive,” said Head Coach and General Manager Rick SWAN. Over the last three years, Easton has been the consummate PONTIAC and has been an MVP everyday both on and off the ice. Easton is a true professional and he can control a game because of his technical abilities along with his mental competitiveness."
Easton was the PONTIACS Top Rookie as an 18-year-old and last year's Matt Cook Unsung Hero award winner.
“The Lakers are getting a top calibre goaltender and outstanding character individual who comes from a first class family" added SWAN.
The PONTIACS organization, our fans and the Bonnyville community would like to congratulate Easton and the entire HESSE family and look forward to following his continued progress and achievement at the collegiate level.
Easton HESSE becomes the 91st PONTIAC to play in Bonnyville since 2013/14 to commit to the college level.