New Jersey goalie Berry makes NCAA DI commitment
January 18, 2016
The New Jersey Titans of the NAHL are pleased to announce that goaltender Jack Berry has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey at the University of Wisconsin, members of the Big 10 conference.
The Holly, Michigan native announced his commitment on Twitter Sunday afternoon.
“I’m blessed to announce my Division I commitment to the University of Wisconsin,” Berry tweeted. “Thank you to everyone who has helped make my dream a reality. #Badgers”
The Wisconsin Badgers have made 24 NCAA Tournament appearances with 12 appearances in the Frozen Four and four national championships.
So far this season, Berry has a 10-5-0 record in 16 games. In addition, he has a 2.09 goals against average and .930 save percentage including four shutouts despite battling a lower body injury that has kept him out of action since Nov. 22. He is set to return to ice in a matter of weeks.
“Jack is very deserving of this commitment. He is one of the hardest workers on the ice and he continues to develop and refine his game every week. Wisconsin is getting a player that makes their team better and more importantly they are getting an outstanding person. Everyone here in the titans organization is very proud of Jack,” said Titans head coach Rich McKenna.
He has also played for the organization when it called Sau St. Marie home. Last year, Berry appeared in 30 games (including 25 starts) for the NAHL’s Soo Eagles where he compiled a record of 14-10-0 with a goals against average of 2.87 and .908 save percentage with one shutout.
“The Titans are proud and happy for Jack in attaining his goal to play Division I hockey. Jack has always demonstrated a great focus and work ethic for his position and now it has paid off with an opportunity to go and play for a great program like Wisconsin. He is a great person, has a great family and made a great choice. We wish Jack continued success,” said Titans general manager Bruno Bragagnolo, who coached Berry last season with the Eagles.
Berry is the third Titan to make a commitment to play NCAA Division I hockey this season. Earlier this season, forward Raymond Brice committed to Michigan Tech and defenseman Darren Brady committed to Rochester Institute of Technology.