It was announced on Tuesday that Detroit Catholic Central senior defenseman Brendan Hill verbally committed to play Division-I college hockey for Lake Superior State University.
Following his junior season -- Hill's first with CC -- where the 5-foot-10, 154-pound defenseman totaled five goals and 17 points in 29 games. Hill racked up seven of those points during the Shamrocks run to the Division-I state semifinals.
"Obviously we are very excited and happy for Brendan," said DCC head coach Brandon Kaleniecki. "He's a dynamic skating d-man who can get up and down the ice with tremendous quickness. His skating ability allows him to cover a ton of ice, which is very helpful on both the offensive and defensive sides of his game. He's got a tireless work ethic on top of that and it is great to see him rewarded for that."
Hill was one-of-five underclassmen in DCC's defensive corps to play in 18-games-or-more; a unit that is expected to be strong yet again in 2018 after the Shamrocks went 25-4-1 last season.
Two high school seniors announced Division-I commitments last season, both from Brighton High School, when Sam Brennan committed to the Air Force Academy and Adam Conquest committed to Bowling Green State University.
The 2018-19 season has yet to begin, but announcements this are friendly reminders that the high school hockey season is right around the corner, with split-seasons and developmental leagues starting next month and the summer winding down.