Huskies Get Commitment From USHL Defenseman
Lincoln Stars defenseman, Lucas Jaycox announced via twitter on Thursday, April 13 that he has commited to the Huskies for the 2017-18 season. The 6’2″ 194 pound 19 year-old defenseman from Warroad, MN has played two plus years for the Lincoln Stars of the United States Hockey League. A defensive oriented blueliner, Jaycox has 3 goals and 18 assists for 21 points in 122 games including 107 PIM and +24.
Neutral Zone, an amateur hockey scouting service noted: “A big, hard to beat, stay at home defenseman out of Warroad HS (MN) in his second season in the USHL with Lincoln. He takes pride in his defensive zone play, brings a physical dimension, and does a nice job holding the offensive blue line. While his puck skills are limited, he makes short, crisp passes and doesn’t try to do too much.”
He announced via twitter ” St. Cloud State is a great hockey school with a lot of history. I am excited for the opportunity to play in my home state in front of friends and family.”
Jaycox was originally a commit to Northern Michigan University of the WCHA. This late addition made sense with the recent departure of first-year defenseman, Dennis Cholowski who signed with the Detroit Red Wings.
USHL Recruits Earn League Honors
Two future SCSU Huskies named to All-USHL Teams:
Blake Lizotte (F), Fargo Force -All-USHL 2nd Team
Lizotte finished second in the USHL in scoring with 65 points (19G, 46A) and in 56 games. His 46 assists also ranked second in the league, and he was fifth among all players with an average of 1.16 points/game. Lizotte dished out multiple points in a game 12 times, including a season-high five assists in Fargo’s first game of the season, a 7-4 win in Omaha over the Lancers. He was named USHL Forward of the Week for that performance and also earned weekly honors on March 13 following five points (2G, 3A) in two games. The Lindstrom, MN native was named to the U.S. Junior Select Team for the World Junior A Challenge and helped Team USA to a gold medal in the tournament.
Cole Guttman (F), Dubuque Fighting Saints – All USHL Rookie Team
Guttman tallied 54 points (27G, 27A) in 53 regular season games, finishing second among rookies and tied for eighth among all USHL players in points. His 27 goals ranked second among rookies and seventh among all players, while his 27 assists were third among rookies and good enough to sit in the top-20 among all USHL players. The Los Angeles, CA native also recorded a pair of hat tricks over the course of the season – Jan. 13 against Cedar Rapids and March 26 against Sioux City. He also had point streaks of 12 games, six games, five games and four games.