Tier 3 Advancement Stories: Jacob Rutkoske
February 17, 2016
Metro Jets Defenseman Makes NCAA Commitment
A 1995, Jacob Rutkoske played his 2013-14 campaign on the Eastern Michigan University Eagles roster, an ACHA D1 program. Prior to the 2014-15 season, Rutkoske took a step back from college and made the decision to play Junior Hockey, joining the Metro Jets. Through two seasons with the Jets, the 5'11 180lb Defenseman logged 4 goals and 27 assists and with 20 points on the season leads all D-men on the Jets roster.
Rutkoske caught the eye of Northland College, an NCAA Division 3 program, where he has committed to play for the 2016-17 season.
Rutkoske is an example of how the Tier 3 level of Junior Hockey develops and advances players. Two seasons of development with the Jets and Rutkoske went from a highly respectable ACHA program to receiving an opportunity to play NCAA Hockey .
Read a more in depth article on Rutkoske written by the Metro Jets on the NA3HL Website >