Wednesday, August 04, 2010

NTDP forward Czarnik chooses Miami

Team USA Under-18 forward Austin Czarnik has committed to play collegiate hockey at Miami University and will enroll at the school following his USHL career.

Czarnik had initially committed to Michigan State, but de-committed last fall, starting rumors that he would wind up in the Ontario Hockey League with the Windsor Spitfires.

Playing in 26 USHL games for Team USA's Under-18 squad during the 2009-10 season, Czarnik was second on the team in scoring with 28 points (10g, 18a). He led the team with 18 assists and finished tied for second on the team with a plus-16 rating.

The native of Washington also posted an 11-game point streak in which he tallied 22 points (9g, 13a) and a plus-15 rating. At one point during the streak, he scored a goal in seven straight contests, including two goals in a four-point game (2g, 2a) during the 5-2 victory versus Indiana on January 31.

After completing his eligibility with Team USA, Czarnik is set to return to the USHL this coming season as a member of the Green Bay Gamblers.

Photo courtesy Dave Arnold/USA Hockey

1 comment:

ohlsuperfan said...

Excellent move for Czarnik. I'm glad the OHL rumors weren't true. He's a much better fit for NCAA imo. Would've rather seen him at MSU, but he can't go wrong with Miami, either. It' s going to be great for his development.