Warriors forward Szajner makes NCAA DI commitment
August 12, 2014
The Michigan Warriors, proud members of the North American Hockey League, are pleased to announce that forward Zack Szajner has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for Ferris State University. Ferris State competes in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA).
Szajner, 20, just completed his NAHL career, which spanned 176 regular season games over the better course of three seasons in the league. The native of White Lake, Michigan, had his best career season in 2013-14 with the Warriors, where he led the team in scoring with 40 points (13 goals, 27 assists) in 60 games played.
Szajner also played well in the playoffs, helping Michigan reach the NAHL Robertson Cup Semi-Finals. In nine playoff games, Szajner (5’11/190) had six points (3 goals, 3 assists) and was +4.
Szajner also was selected to play in the 2014 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament for Team North back in February in Troy, Michigan.
“I'm happy for Zack. He has worked extremely hard for the past two seasons to become a better player in both ends of the ice. He was one of the many players to help us win our division this past season. I'm glad he his getting rewarded for his efforts,” said Warriors head coach Moe Mantha.
During the 2012-13 season, Szajner registered 32 points in 54 games played for the Warriors, which included 13 goals and 19 assists. Szajner’s NAHL career began with the Jamestown Ironmen/Motor City Metal Jackets franchise. During the 2011-12 season, Szajner played in 59 games and had 17 points. During the 2010-11 season, Szajner played in three games for the Metal Jackets.
Prior to playing in the NAHL, Szajner played midget hockey for Compuware.