Blake Perbix, who was one of the top scorers in Minnesota high school hockey last season for Cathedral, announced that he has committed to Northern Michigan.
Perbix, an ’02 forward, appeared in 30 total games last season and scored a whopping 30 goals and 62 assists for 92 points, which placed him fifth in the state in scoring.
Perbix chose the Wildcats over St. Cloud State and Minnesota, he told The Forum News Service.
“I’ve been talking to (Grant) Potulny for a while, so I figured that I was going to go down there in a couple of months,” Perbix told the paper. “But we kind of wanted to speed up the process a little bit. So we went there and I loved the campus, loved the school and fell in love with it there.
“I talked with him a little bit (on the phone) and decided that was the best place for me.”
Before arriving at Northern Michigan, Perbix is planning on playing for the Omaha Lancers in the USHL this upcoming season.
“I think I improved by showing up for every game,” Perbix said, comparing his senior season to his junior season. “I needed to have that consistency every game and just show up and work as hard as I can. I feel like I worked pretty hard and it ended up pretty good.”