Former Bruins’ goalie commits to Minnesota StatePublished 11:45am Friday, August 23, 2013
Former Austin Bruins goalie Jason Pawolski recently made his verbal commitment to play hockey at Division I Minnesota State University in Mankato for a partial athletic scholarship.
Pawloski, a 17 year-old native of Omaha, Neb., was 17-3-2 overall for the Bruins last season with a save percentage of 91.9 and a 2.52 goals against average. He will be playing for the USHL’s Indianapolis Ice this season and he expects to be playing for the Mavericks within two years.
“I’m really excited to be play for a Minnesota school,” Pawloski said. “It takes some pressure off, but you still have to play hard or they can take it away.”
Austin head coach Chris Tok said that he’s looking forward to see where Pawloski goes with his hockey career.
“Jason has worked extremely hard to move up the development ladder,” Tok said. “We are very excited to watch him further his career at higher levels.”
Pawloski said he learned plenty from Tok while playing for the Bruins last season.
“Tok is a phenomenal coach,” he said. “He knows everything about the game of hockey and works great as a mentor.”
MSU went 16-11-1 overall last season.
The Bruins will kick of their season with an exhibition game against the Minnesota Magicians on Sept. 7 at Riverside Arena.