On the same day we got word that Mark MacMillan was heading in a different direction, I also got word that Mitch was also heading in a different direction - he won't be heading to Northeastern University this fall.
This word was a little different, as it came straight from the "horses mouth" so to speak, as I received a message directly from Mitch giving me the heads up on the news.
My thanks to Mitch, as it's pretty rare for someone in my position to get the word on something like this directly from the player in question. Usually it's from a league, a team, another media outlet, a message board, etc.
Here's the jist of the message from Mitch, which also addresses how the situation came about with Mark.
I know there is a lot going on with Mark - its tough for him the leave the team and the community but he was advised to do it for a better chance of one day playing in the NHL. But thats hockey right.
The reason I am messaging you is that a have a little bit of news of my own. I have decommitted from Northeastern because of some scholarship and late paperwork issues and I have now committed to St. Cloud State University in Minnesota.
If you could please let the bulldogs fans know on your blog that would be great.
Best of luck Mitch, thanks for the update and for all you did as a Dog, and best of luck at St. Cloud
Catch Bulldogs Head Coach and GM Paul Esdale on THE PEAK just after 8:10am today.
The Opening Ceremonies get going at 5pm. Lahal Fun Games get going at 10:30 this morning at Hupacasath House of Gathering.
That's it for now!