Glades forward commits to Hockey Cats

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Zemgus Girgensons, a forward with the Green Mountain Glades, has verbally committed to joining the University of Vermont’s Class of’16, according to the Glades’ Web site.

A native of Regal, Latvia, is a 6-foot-1, 175-pound forward. Among the schools he was considering were Boston College, Boston University, Northeastern, Maine, Merrimack and New Hampshire.

Girgensons, 16, began the season with Green Mountain’s U-18 team, scored a team-high 17 goals and 12 assists in 19 games before joining the Glades’ A team in the Eastern Junior Hockey League. He has seven goals and 10 assists in 18 games in a league featuring many 19- and 20-year-old players.

Girgensons’ decision is contingent upon admission to the university. UVM head coach Kevin Sneddon cannot comment on prospective student-athletes until they are admitted by the university and have signed an NCAA letter-of-intent.

Current Glades teammates Connor Anthoine and Thomas Forgione have also given commitments to UVM. The three are scheduled to begin their Catamount careers in the fall of 2012.

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2 Responses to “Glades forward commits to Hockey Cats”

  1. Bill Says:

    I believe it is Riga, Latvia, not Regal.

    Anyway, awesome for the Cats!

    • Ted Ryan Says:

      The odds are that you are correct. Several Web sites list his hometown at “Regal”, but with more research, I have found a couple that list “Riga” as his hometown.

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