Harborcreek Township native Billy Wager, 16, has committed to play for the Honeybaked Hockey Club’s midget major AAA team in the 2011-12 season, his father, Bill, said Friday.
The club, based in Oak Park, Mich., will play in the new High Performance Hockey League, which features six former Tier I Elite Hockey League clubs – Honeybaked, Little Caesars (Detroit), Compuware (Plymouth, Mich.), Chicago Mission, Chicago Young Americans and Team Illinois.
Yet Wager, a goaltender, could earn a spot in the North American Hockey League, the largest Junior A league in the United States, next season. He will attend a tryout camp for the Jamestown (N.Y.) Ironmen, the NAHL’s newest team, next weekend at Jamestown Savings Bank Ice Arena. The league recently approved the move of the Motor City Metal Jackets from suburban Detroit.
Wager also will attend main camp with the NAHL’s St. Louis Bandits in mid-July. He played for Victory Honda’s minor midget AAA team in Plymouth, Mich., this past season. Last weekend, Wager added Canisius to his list of unofficial visits to NCAA Division I schools. The list also includes Boston College, Boston University, Northeastern and Ohio State.