Four veteran players are moving on to the college ranks from the Motor City Hawks of the U.S. Premier Hockey League, owner-general manager Mark Gilman has confirmed.
The Hawks played in the now-defunct Midwest Jr. Hockey League last season and were known as the Motor City Monarchs.
Joe Gibbs, Tory Shand, Adam Jonak and Trevor Hillman are all off to school to continue to play hockey this season.
Gibbs, a forward-defenceman and Shand, a forward, are off to Post University in Waterford, Connecticut.
Jonak, a speedy forward who led the MWJHL in scoring in 2014-2015, is headed to Indiana Tech while Hillman, a steady defenceman, has his bags packed for Midland University in Fremont, Nebraska.
“As successful as we were on the ice last season, I’m more proud of our player movement since the season ended,” said Gilman. “We are setting a standard that I am sure will continue this season.”
Motor City finished in second place during the 2014-2015 MWJHL season, losing in the championship series to the Traverse City Hounds.