Wednesday, October 27, 2010

St. Clair's Motte picks Ferris State

The Waterloo Black Hawks announced that goaltender C.J. Motte has committed to play collegiate hockey at Ferris State University beginning in the fall of 2011.

The 18-year-old native of St. Clair is in his second USHL season after appearing in 42 games for the Black Hawks in 2009-10 and earning 21 victories. It was the seventh 20-win season for a Waterloo goaltender in USHL history. Motte has appeared in three games this season, posting a 1.97 goals-against average and a .942 save percentage.

"The statistics don't show what C.J. is like off the ice," said Waterloo head coach P.K. O'Handley. "Since he came to Waterloo, C.J. has matured into a leadership role. He takes a very serious approach to his preparation, and he is a competitor."

Motte also played for the Traverse City North Stars of the NAHL back in 2008-2009, going 22-9-2 with a 2.30 GAA, .913 save percentage, three shutouts and one assist. He was also a member of the All-North Division Team that year.

One other USHL player is committed to Ferris State as Tri-City Storm forward and Baldwin native Dominic Panetta will play hockey there following his USHL career.

Photo courtesy USHL Images

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