Former Hockey Spartan Samuel Labrecque, Class of 2010, has been offered a full scholarship to Michigan Tech University and has committed to their hockey program for either the fall of 2011 or 2012.
Sam is the second Spartan to receive a full scholarship from an NCAA Division I school in the last five years, following in the footsteps of Danny Hobbs (2006) now playing at University of Massachusetts Amherst.
An offensive defenseman, Sam is currently having a terrific season with the Nanaimo Clippers of the British Columbia Hockey League, perhaps the strongest and certainly most scouted Tier II league in the country. Recruited heavily by several NCAA institutions, Sam leads all Clipper defencemen in scoring and coach Bill Bestwick describes him as a threat every time he is on the ice.
“He was our leading scorer for a time this season which is uncommon for a rookie defenceman,” said Bestwick. “He has made a pretty big statement in the first games of the year.”
After 22 games, Sam has a 12-5-17 line and sits ninth on the team in scoring. His production was sidelined by a knee injury that took him out of the line-up for 13 games.
Sam will determine when his freshman year will be at Michigan Tech in conjunction with their staff at the end of this season.
As the leading offensive defenseman in the Quebec Midget AAA league in 2009 and Stanstead’s power-play quarterback last season, Sam has always been a major point getter. Last year he had a 39-42-81 line in 55 games. He was named the team’s co-MVP and earned a place on the all-star team of our Midwest Prep League.
On behalf of his former teammates and entire Spartan family, we wish Samuel the very best and congratulate him on a truly deserving and outstanding accomplishment.