Waterloo Black Hawks center Garrett Klee has been recruited to play college hockey at Northern Michigan University, the Hawks announced Wednesday.
This is Klee’s second year with Waterloo and third in the United States Hockey League. The 19-year-old’s first USHL season was spent with the Madison Capitols.
Klee has skated in 153 regular season league games, 112 of them for Waterloo. This winter, he has recorded five goals and seven assists during 53 appearances. A stable presence in the Black Hawks lineup, Klee has missed just one regular season or playoff game since coming to Waterloo.
Notable moments for Klee this season include a road game on December 1st in Muskegon; that night, he scored the game-tying goal and then assisted on the game-winner – both in the last six minutes of regulation – as the Hawks topped the Lumberjacks, 5-4. Klee also set up a dramatic game-winning score by Mason Palmer in overtime against the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders January 13th.
Entering the closing weeks of the 2017/18 regular season, 17 members of the Waterloo roster have an NCAA Division I college commitment.
The current Northern Michigan Wildcats roster includes two former Hawks: defenseman Phil Beaulieu and goaltender Mathias Israelsson.
The Black Hawks’ next game is on the road Friday versus the Sioux Falls Stampede before the team returns home to face the Dubuque Fighting Saints on Saturday. For tickets to Waterloo games at Young Arena, call the Domino’s Black Hawks Box Office at (319) 291-7680.