Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Jutzi commits to Mavericks

Kings rearguard, Jon Jutzi as secured a NCAA Div 1 scholarship.

From the Powell River Kings website:

The Kings are proud to announce that Jon Jutzi has committed to Minnesota State University. A native of Tavistock, Ontario, Jon will be attending MSU in September of 2012.
Jutzi joined the green and gold at the beginning of the 2010-2011 season. Wearing number 24, Jon consistently improved and developed as an offensive defenseman. Jutzi proved to thrive under pressure scoring key over-time goals during the playoffs. He is vital to the Kings’ defense and is a cornerstone to the leadership on the team.

Kings' head coach and general manager Kent Lewis is proud of Jutzi saying, "Staff at Minnesota State University did a great job scouting Jutzi. They know they’re getting a strong defenseman who is going to continue to develop that much more. We know Jon is going to be a premier defenseman not only for the Kings but for the entire BCHL in the coming season. We’re proud of him.”

Jutzi says he chose the Minnesota State Mavericks for a number of reasons. “From the first time I talked to the coaching staff at MinnesotaState I just had a great feeling. I get along with the coaches really well and agree with their coaching philosophies,” Jutzi notes. “When I was down there I liked the campus, liked the rink and liked the town. When I walked around this campus I could see it as a place I would feel comfortable in for 4 years. The whole process can be a little overwhelming at certain times but a lot of it is going with your gut feeling.”
Jon will be pursuing a degree in Sports Management while attending Minnesota State University.

Congratulations Jon on this great achievement!

In my opinion, Minnesota State got a steal in Jutzi. The term "sleeper" is widely used by us in the media. However I truly feel this applies to the slick moving big man. I have a feeling quite a few schools will be kicking themselves next year for missing out on number 24.

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