Rochester Hills, MI- Oakland ACHA DI Hockey general manager Corey Hagood is pleased to announce that goalie Jacob Zomick has transferred to Oakland from Finlandia University. “I was brought into Finlandia University to play for their NCAA D3 team but two months into the school year, I along with several others were let go from the team. I ended up finishing the school year playing for Finlandia’s ACHA team.” He said.
Zomick played juniors for the Connecticut Nighthawks (USPHL Premier), Hartford Jr. Wolfpack (USPHL Premier), and the Northeast Generals (NA3HL).
“I chose to commit to Oakland because I believe it is a place that will help me continue my success on and off the ice.” Zomick stated.
“One of my closest friends from junior hockey, Corey Schulthies, had let me know that one of the team’s goalies would not be returning for next season. Another close friend of mine from Finlandia University made me aware he was going to Oakland next year as well.”
“I immediately knew that Oakland was where I wanted to be. It’s very important to keep good people around you and I’m excited to be able to continue my journey with my buddies.” Zomick added.
Zomick will bring a high compete level to the Oakland lineup. “I am a goalie who has a very high level of compete and an unmatched work ethic.” Zomick stated.
” I play very aggressively in the net, in addition to making constant athletic saves. My style of goaltending is an imitation of Jonathan Quick and Tim Thomas together. I do whatever I can to keep the puck from getting past me, even if it does not look pretty. “
In addition to having friends on the team, Zomick is excited to join a program with a rich history and tradition. “It means a lot to be a part of a program with a history of winning such as Oakland. I hate losing more than anything and will strive to continue this rich tradition. ” Zomick said.
Zomick will be studying business and economics at Oakland, and he hopes to get a job in private equity after graduation.
“Jacob is a kid that has experience at the junior and collegiate level” Oakland head coach Sean Parker stated.
“He filled out a recruiting form and (we) had him come skate with the team and it was clear after watching him live and on tape that he would help us.”
|Name||Position||Previous Team and League|
|Jacob Czaja||Forward||Utica Eisenhower (MHSAA)|
|Andrew Morrison||Forward||Midland Dow (MHSAA)|
|Alexander Rekar||Forward||Utica Eisenhower (MHSAA)|
|J.P. Weber||Forward||Decatur Blaze (USPHL Premier)|
|Jacob Zomick||Goalie||Finlandia University (ACHA)|
|Stefano Mini||Forward||Detroit Fighting Irish
|Griffin Hernalsteen||Defenseman||Finlandia University (NCAA DIII)|