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    Default STrib: Elk River hockey star Jack Perbix commits to Minnesota but leaves the Elks

    per Jim:

    There was good news and bad news for local hockey fans when Elk River senior right winger Jack Perbix announced his future intentions.

    On Saturday, Perbix announced on his Twitter account that he was switching his college commitment from Notre Dame to Minnesota.

    New Gophers’ hockey coach Bob Motzko had recruited Perbix when Motzko was the head coach at St. Cloud State. Perbix’ older brother Nick will be a freshman defenseman at St. Cloud State this season.

    But the Elk River hockey program, and high school hockey in general, took a hit when Perbix, who was taken in the fourth round of the 2018 NHL Draft by the Anaheim Ducks, also announced he was foregoing his final year of high school hockey. He will instead play for the Green Bay (Wis.) Gamblers of the USHL.

    “I have a goal to play college hockey as a true freshman for a long time now and leaving my senior year and playing for Green Bay will allow me to achieve that goal,” Perbix told Jake Anderson of the Elk River Star News.

    Perbix said that both the University of Minnesota coaches and the Anaheim front office encouraged him to make the switch from high school to junior hockey.

    “After talking with Anaheim and the college I will be attending, as well as my parents, we thought it would be more beneficial to my hockey game if I went to a league where I would have to mature as a person and as a player,” Perbix told Anderson.

    Go Gophers!!

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    Do what you got to do I guess. However leaving High School early won't give you some great memories in the future. He probably won't play 4 years with the Gophers either and lose out on some of those memories as well. His goal is to go pro. Those memories should be awesome though.

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