The Spruce Grove Saints are proud to announce that Parker Saretsky has committed to attend school and play hockey for the Michigan Tech University Huskies. The Huskies, located in Houghton Michigan, compete in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA), they have twelve NCAA tournament appearances and three National Championship (1962, 1965, 1975) to the program's credit.
The 1999 born, 2nd year Saints forward becomes a Huskie after joining the Saints in the 2016-2017 season. In 36 games as a rookie, Saretsky scored 7 goals and 8 assists for a total of 15 points. This season has seen the Wainwright, Alberta native take a massive step forward, through 50 games he has already racked up an impressive 21 goals and 35 assists for 56 points and a paltry 4 penalty minutes.
The 6’0”, 183 -pound forward was extremely impressed with the entire Michigan Tech program. “After going on my fly down to visit the campus in Houghton, Michigan, I quickly realized it was the right fit for both my academic and hockey aspirations. It’s a smaller campus where you get a great deal of one on one attention from your professors which was a huge positive for my family and I. The hockey facility, coaches, support staff and players are all first class. Everything about their program is treated professionally. I am extremely excited to put on the Huskie jersey and represent Michigan Tech”.
Saretsky was very appreciative of his new opportunity and those who helped him along the way. “My parents and family have made many sacrifices in order to get me to this point and for that, I can not thank them enough. I am extremely grateful for all they have done and for helping me reach my goals.” Saretsky continued. “I’d like to thank my billets, Ryan and Jenn for taking great care of me these past two seasons and finally Bram and the whole Saints organization, they have been amazing this season with helping me take the next step in my career.”
Saretsky is the first Saint to commit to Michigan Tech. and Head coach Bram Stephen was proud to have another homegrown Alberta boy secure an NCAA scholarship.
“We are extremely excited and proud of Parker’s achievement. His growth and maturity this season is due to his incredible commitment to getting better both on and off the ice,” praised Saints Head Coach Bram Stephen.” Michigan Tech is going to be perfect for the style Parker plays. I cannot wait to see the success he has with their program.”
Saints GM Rob Sklaruk knew it was only a matter of time before Parker committed. “Parker has had an excellent season. He has made incredible strides since last season, turning himself into a top tier Junior A player. Sklaruk noted. “Not only with the numbers he was putting up, but the attention to detail and leadership qualities he has brought to his game this season. There were many schools looking to recruit him, we knew it was a matter of when, not if he would commit this season.”
Saretsky is the fourth Saint to commit this season and sixth on the roster that has secured an NCAA scholarship. He is slated to join the Huskies in the 2019-2020 season.
The Saints organization would like to congratulate Parker and his family on the exciting commitment.