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Bonnyville’s Emmett Croteau gets his shot at high-level hockey

Lakeland Catholic School Division’s very own Emmett Croteau has committed to Clarkson University’s Golden Knights after accepting a four-year scholarship with the New York-based secondary school.

The 17-year-old is no stranger to living south of the border. Emmett has been attending classes at École Notre Dame High School through online learning as he plays hockey for the Waterloo Black Hawks in Iowa.

“Without the flexibility of Lakeland Catholic’s Online Learning Program, I wouldn’t be in the position I am – able to play for a high-level team like the Golden Knights at Clarkson University,” Emmett said.

Born and raised in Bonnyville, Emmett has been playing hockey for most of his life. He was introduced to the sport 13 years ago, and even though he started in a position outside of the goal posts, it wasn’t long before he found his place on the ice: as a goalie.

Over the last decade, Emmett has been a goaltender for the Bonnyville Minor Hockey League, Lakeland Panthers, and the Lloydminster Bobcats, before making his way to the Waterloo Black Hawks.

“I owe a big thank you to my friends, coaches, and parents – everyone that has supported me throughout this journey,” noted Emmett.

Emmett still has two years left with the Black Hawks before he can pack his hockey bag and slip into a Golden Knights’ jersey. He’s also wrapping up a his high school courses, and is still deciding what program he will take at Clarkson University in the fall of 2023.

“I’m excited for what lies ahead,” Emmett said.

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About Arthur C. Green

Arthur C. Green is an award winning journalist and is from Whitbourne Newfoundland. Green graduated from the CNA Journalism Program. Arthur also studied Business Marketing and Political Science at Memorial University in Essex England and St. John's Newfoundland. Green has worked for such organizations as CBC, CBC Radio, NTV, Saltwire, Great West Media, CKLB Radio, River Radio, Vista Radio, and Postmedia. He also loves Jiggs Dinner and can fillet a Codfish.