Labosky commits to Colorado College

Matt Muenzberg, Sports Editor

Junior Dan Labosky committed to play his post-prep hockey at Division I Colorado College over winter break. The speedy forward became the first on his star-studded team to decide their future in college athletics.

Labosky considered the effects that his decision would have on both his education and sports performance before opting to become a Tiger. “I wanted to go to a good school academically so I factored that into my decision. I also wanted to go to a good hockey program and play against the best players in the country,” said Labosky.

Like many students searching for the perfect school, Labosky felt a moment when it clicked that CC was the school for him. “I think when I was at the game and talking to the coaching staff [was when] I really knew that this was the place for me. Everything was nice, and I just felt that I would fit in nicely there,” said Labosky

Labosky is third on the team with 19 points in ten games this season. He also wore the red, white, and blue during the Five Nations Tournament over the summer.

For the most part, Labosky wasn’t looking to go too far, but he did want to make sure he was weighing all of his options. “I was just looking at some schools in the Midwest and a few out east to get a good mix,” said Labosky.

For all high-school hockey fans, there is always the looming possibility of a player leaving high school to play juniors. Labosky provided a ray of hope for those hoping to see him play alongside junior forwards Tj Moore and Grant Besse for one more season. “I would really love to graduate with my buddies,” said Labosky.