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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Canton native to join Michigan State

MSU Press Release

Michigan State has announced that Greg Wolfe has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Spartans. He will join fellow incoming freshmen Lee Reimer and Willie Yanakeff on the Spartan roster in the fall of 2010.

“We are excited that Greg has signed his letter and will be coming to East Lansing in the fall,” noted MSU head coach Rick Comley. “Greg is a skilled player, and has a nose for the net. He can play in every situation, making him a versatile addition. He, Lee and Willie will play a big part in filling out the needs on our roster for coming years. We think that they all will contribute positive things to our program. We currently have a young team, and are excited about adding promising young players to that mix for the coming seasons.”

This season, Wolfe, a Canton native, was involved in a trade deadline deal in the USHL that sent him from Chicago to Omaha. He helped the Lancers to a first-place finish in the West Division, and are still alive in the Clark Cup playoffs, currently facing off with the Fargo Force in the West Division finals, a best-of-seven series. In 18 games with Omaha, he has averaged better than a point per game (7g, 13a) and is a +18. In Chicago, he had a 17-15-32 scoring line in 39 games, with four power-play goals and three shorthanded strikes.

Reimer is also still playing hockey in the AJHL’s Doyle Cup playoffs. In the regular season, Reimer led the Canmore Eagles in scoring with a 33-44-77 scoring line in 59 games, ranking 10th in the league in points, eighth in goals, 10th in assists, 13th in points per game (1.13), sixth in power play goals (11), and fourth in shorthanded markers (4). Through six playoff games, he has one goal and seven assists.

Yanakeff, a Jerome native, had his 2009-10 season shortened by injury, and was also the subject of a mid-season USHL trade from Sioux City to the Waterloo Black Hawks. In his 10 games in Waterloo, he posted a 5-5-0 record and 3.41 goals-against average for the Blackhawks, who finished fourth in the East Division.

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