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Blais Richartz announces commitment to Michigan Tech

Posted 1 years 160 days ago ago by Kendall Grayson

Kearney, NE. – Tri-City Storm forward Blais Richartz announced his commitment to Michigan Tech University earlier today. Richartz becomes the 22nd player on the Storm’s current roster to announce a commitment to an NCAA Division I hockey program.  


Blais Richartz, 17, of Menomonie, Wisconsin is currently in his 2nd season with the Tri-City Storm. Richartz has played in forty four of Tri-City’s forty eight games this season. He has netted eight goals and recorded six assists for the Storm offense during the 2017-2018 campaign. Richartz has taken only two minor penalties throughout the duration of the season, and has the least amount of penalty minutes on the team for any player who has played ten games or more. Richartz spent 11 games with the Storm last season, scoring one goal and recording four assists during his time with the team.


“I felt that Michigan Tech gave me a good opportunity to get a great education. Michigan Tech has a great history of success, and they have a great coaching staff, whom I really like. I believe that their program will allow me to further develop as a hockey player.  I would like to thank my parents and family for the endless support and encouragement they have given me, as well as the coaches I have had throughout my lifetime who have pushed me to be the person I am today”- Forward Blais Richartz


“We are really proud for Blais and his family on his commitment to Michigan Tech. A college commitment is a very special thing for a player and a family who have worked so hard to achieve this goal. Blais didn’t have the easiest start with us, but he kept working no matter what the circumstance. He got himself into the lineup, then worked his way up in the lineup, and has been one of our most improved players over the course of the season. Blais is incredibly hardworking, has a great release in his shot, and has his best hockey in front of him.” - Head Coach Anthony Noreen


The Michigan Tech Huskies men’s hockey program has appeared in twelve NCAA Tournament’s and has won three National Championships. The Huskies won the 1962, 1965, and 1975 National Championships and appeared in ten Frozen Four’s from 1956 to 1981. The Huskies ended a 34 year NCAA Tournament drought in 2015 and made an additional appearance in the post season tournament in 2017. The Michigan Tech hockey program has seen over 40 alumni go on to play in the NHL, including Hockey Hall of Famer Tony Esposito.


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