Chris Lutz, a 1997 birth-year forward who put up 14 goals, 27 assists, 41 points in 65 games — regular season and playoffs included — for the Soo Eagles of the Northern Ontario Jr. Hockey League in 2016-2017, has himself a National Collegiate Athletic Association commitment.
Lutz will play for the Pittsburgh-based, Chatham University Cougars in the fall. Chatham is a Division 3, NCAA school.
Eagles general manager/associate coach Bruno Bragagnolo told HockeyNewsNorth.com that Lutz is a “great character individual who any team would be lucky to have.
“He is a great all around player with a great work ethic, skill and a real good feel for the game in all three zones. We wish him a great college hockey career,” Bragagnolo added in further praise of Lutz.