Brooks Bandits(AJHL) forward Jake Larson announced today via Twitter that he has committed to play at Alaska-Anchorage next season:
Excited to announce that I have officially committed to play Division 1 hockey at the University of Alaska Anchorage #Seawolves— Jake Larson (@Larson_Jake) October 8, 2013
Larson is a '94 birthdate that is originally from Minnesota. He played his high school hockey at St. Michael-Albertville, and would become the first STMA boys hockey alum to go on to play Division I college hockey. Following his high school career, Larson had a breakout season with the Minnesota Wilderness in the Tier III SIJHL, scoring 42 goals and 28 assists in 44 games with the Wilderness, and helping lead them to the RBC Cup, Canada's Junior A championship. This year, Larson moved to Alberta to play junior hockey, and is off to a fast start with the Bandits. He is currently tied for 9th in league scoring with 4-10-14 through 10 games this year.
Larson is a quick, very offensive-minded player that has added a lot of strength over the course of the past year. He's still improving on the defensive end of the ice, but should provide a nice scoring threat in the Seawolves lineup.