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Jake Drewiske is Coming Home...

By L.Madden, 09/28/10, 8:07PM CDT

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He really is the little engine that could!

Jake Drewiske is coming home.

Former Hudson Raider and HHA skater Jake Drewiske and his St. Lawerence University Fighting Saints Men's Hockey team will be coming to Hudson on Thursday, October 7th. At 6;30 pm the team will be doing a warm-up skate at the Raider Rink,in preparation for a October 8th & 9th season opening series at Minnesota State- Mankato. Our hockey mom's will feed the team a spaghetti dinner after they skate. Everyone is welcome to come and watch the Saints skate. Might be a good break from watching tryouts!

Anyone interested in traveling to Mankato to watch the team play can contact the Verizon Center Box Office, 507-389-3001 be sure to ask for the St Lawrence Section,

Jake is a Junior Forward and an Assistant Captain for the Saints this year. He is a Global Studies and Economics major at St. Lawrence, a small, but prestigious Liberal Arts college located in Canton, NY. The team plays in the ECAC Conference against teams like Cornell, Princeton, Harvard and other Ivy League teams and regularly plays eastern hockey powers such as Boston College, Boston University and Maine. The team has been in the top 20 for Men's Division 1 hockey the past two seasons.

While in Hudson HS Jake was a 3 year varsity player for coach Mike Stoskopf and a member of the 2004 WIAA State Championship Boys Hockey team. He also played football and baseball for Hudson HS. He played for Team Wisconsin in the Upper Midwest High School Elite League during his Junior and Senior seasons. Following high school, he played Tier I, Junior A Hockey for the Sioux Falls Stampede.

Jake can best be described as the little engine that could. As a 8th grader, he was a 5' tall, 105 lb., C Bantam skater in Hudson Youth hockey. No one who watched him play then, would have dreamed he could become a D1 college hockey player. He dedicated himself to daily training, conditioning and skill development and built himself into a fine athlete and hockey player. His message to youth hockey players is "don't be afraid to dream big and work hard to achieve your dreams".

Jake would love to see you at the rink or in Mankato.