Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Pistons Baudry accepts DIV 1 Scholarship to Bemidji State University

Press Release

The Steinbach Pistons are extremely proud to announce that Justin Baudry has accepted a Scholarship to the Bemidji State University Beavers. This caps an exceptional season for the young defenseman.

“I am very honored to have committed to the Bemidji State University Beavers. I feel it is a great fit for me personally and as a player. They have a great organization and coaching staff and I look forward to my future at Bemidji” remarks Baudry.

The 1996 born Baudry cracked the Pistons lineup in the fall and became the only 16 year old defenseman in the MJHL. He was selected to play for Team West at the U-17 Tournament that was held in Quebec during the Christmas and New Year season.

His stellar 1st season did not go unrewarded. He was named the Pistons Rookie of the Year while also being the recipient of the Pistons Academic Excellence Award. He was named MJHL Rookie of the Month for September, named to the MJHL All Star Rookie Team and was a runner up for the MJHL Rookie of the Year.

“Justin came in to camp last fall determined to make our team and showed us during the pre-season that he was ready to make the step to Junior hockey. He plays a very poised and patient game and has good vision. He is efficient at moving the puck out of our zone, an attribute we are always looking for in a defenseman. Justin has a lot of upside and we look forward to seeing him continue to grow as a player. Justin has great character and I am sure this made Justin even more appealing to Bemidji. Head Coach Tom Serratore and his assistants Bert Gilling and Ted Belisle run an excellent program and believe Justin will be a great addition to their team in the future.” Head Coach and GM, Paul Dyck.

Baudry will be back in a Pistons uniform this season. He finished last season with with 3 goals and 23 assists in 51 games and added 2 assists in the playoffs and helped the Pistons secure their first Turnbull Cup Championship.

(Nathan can be reached at nathanfournier@mainehockeyjournal.com)

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