Jets’ Jacobson signs with Denver
Larkin is the first Jets player to sign with a WCHA (Western Collegiate Hockey Association) team. Former Janesville Bluebird standout and Janesville Craig graduate Dan Olszewski is a freshman for the Pioneers this season after playing with the St. Louis Bandits of the NAHL for two seasons.
In 19 NAHL games this season, Larkin has scored seven goals and has seven assists for a total of 14 points. Larkin and the Jets next play on Wednesday, Nov. 24, when they host the Coulee Region Chill, with a 7 p.m. start at the Janesville Ice Skating Center.
“This is what our league and our organization is all about. Moving kids along and giving them the chance to play at the next level,” Jets coach Dane Litke. “Denver
really liked Larkin’s size
(6-foot-2, 200 pounds) and work ethic. They compared him to a former player that is now getting looks by the NHL and started out in our league.
“I really think we’ve got four or five other players that have a chance at a scholarship and could get signed in the next couple of months. Larkin’s signing is a big deal for all parties involved. It’s why these kids play.”
Last season, Rui Encarnacao was the first-ever Jets player to commit to a Division I school. Encarnacao signed with the University of Connecticut, which plays in the Atlantic Hockey Association, and has one assist in four games this season.