Michael Eftimovski of the Ontario Junior Hockey League’s Toronto Jr. Canadiens (photo credit – Shawn Muir | OJHL Images) has confirmed his commitment to join the NCAA University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Pointers in Stevens Point, Wisconsin beginning with the 2023-24 season.
The defenceman played the past two seasons for his hometown Jr. Canadiens, helping the team to back-to-back OJHL regular season championships.
The 20-year-old assistant captain scored eight goals and assisted on 24 more last season.
“I’m very excited to get started and it is an honour to be part of such a great program,” Eftimovski said of his commitment. “JRC has really helped me over the past two years in developing me into the player I am today. Credit to the coaching staff and unreal teammates.
“With the success we had over the two years it has put me in a great position to get the opportunity to commit to such a great school.”
Vince Bellissimo, his coach with JRC, is proud of the blueliner.
“Michael was an anchor for us with the Toronto Jr. A Canadiens on our backend and played big minutes in all situations for two full seasons with us,” said the OJHL’s coach of the year. “He is a well-rounded player that contributes in every facet of the game.
“His character, leadership and dedication will be a big addition to the Wisconsin-Stevens Point program along with his on-ice contribution. We are very excited for him with this next step in his hockey and education.”
Congratulations to Michael and best of luck in the NCAA!
The OJHL, the largest Jr. A hockey league in Canada, has had more than 90 NCAA, U SPORTS, CHL and professional commitments in 2021-22 – including more than 25 NCAA Division I scholarships.
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