Shane Dawson Commits to Oakland University ACHA D-1
by Phil Agius, Alpena Flyers
February 20, 2016
The Flyers are thrilled to announce the teams' first 2016 college commitment...Shane Dawson (1995-Defense) has made a commitment to play for the Oakland University Golden Grizzlies (ACHA D-1) in the upcoming 2016-17 season.
Dawson, in his final year with the Flyers, has three goals and twelve assists in 29 games with 99 minutes in penalties. Dawson recorded 21 points last year with the Flyers in the MWJHL along with 103 penalty minutes on 21 infractions.
Russ Anderson, coach of the Flyers, said “On behalf of the coaching staff and the organization I would like to say that we are very proud of Shane’s commitment to Oakland and are happy to see his hard work pay off. Shane is one of those guys who lightens things up and keeps them fun, but always brings a positive attitude and great work ethic on and off the ice. He had to battle through some injuries this season but it didn’t stop him from being at the rink and involved with the guys each day. It is a pleasure personally for me to watch a great young player, but more importantly a great young man, get an opportunity like this. To be able to see him take advantage of this tremendous opportunity and pursue his education while playing the sport he loves is an honor. Ultimately it is our goal to move kids on to higher levels of juniors or college so as an organization the Flyers could not be happier for the Dawson family.”
Shane’s signing is the third in two years for the Flyers, who played their first season at Northern Lights Arena in the 2014-15 season. Last year the Flyers sent two players to Davenport University.
Dawson is no stranger to hard work and hitting the books. He already carries a State of Michigan certificate in Firefighting 1 & 2. He plans to study occupational safety while at Oakland, which will augment his firefighting background.
The Flyers head to Traverse City next weekend to take on the Hounds in the first round of the USPHL Eastern Division playoffs.