The Janesville Jets, members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are delighted to announce the commitment of standout defenseman Garrett Frazer to Northeastern University’s NCAA Division I hockey program. “Committing means a lot to me and this is one of my biggest accomplishments in my life so far,” added Garrett. “I would thank my family, multiple coaches, my advisor, and my teammates for helping me get to this point.” Garrett is the third player to commit to the NCAA D1 this season. “
Growing up on the East Coast, it has been a dream of Garrett’s to commit to a school in Hockey East, specifically Boston. “Being from the East Coast, Boston is always an amazing spot for hockey, and I have always wanted to go to school in that city,” said Garrett. “As well as having the opportunity to get an amazing education at Northeastern.”
Northeastern University is a private university in Boston, Massachusetts. Established in 1898, it is ranked among the top 50 universities in the nation. The program puts a high emphasis on the overall development of student-athletes, both academically and personally. The team plays its home games at the Matthew Area, located on Northeastern’s campus, it is one of the oldest hockey arenas in the world. It is typical to see the Mathew Area packed with a dedicated fan base of students, alumni, and local fans.
The Northeastern Huskies have been a competitive force in collegiate hockey. With an all-time winning percentage of .449 and .557 pct last season. The Huskies compete in the Hockey East conference. During the 2022-23 season, they finished 3rd in the conference with a conference record of 14-7-3. The Beanpot is considered one of the best traditions in NCAA hockey dating back to 1952. It is an annual tournament among the four major hockey teams in the Boston, Massachusetts area (Boston University, Boston College, Harvard, and Northeastern). The Huskies currently hold the title of Beanpot Champions, after a shootout victory over Harvard University last season. This marks the fourth Beanpot title in five years.
Northeastern has been a pipeline for developing talented hockey players, with a long list of alumni in the NHL. Some notable players include Matt Benning (Nashville), Devon Levi (Florida), Josh Manson (Anaheim), and Adam Gaudette (Vancouver). The Head Coach for the Huskies is Jerry Keefe, he is in his 3rd season as Head Coach and 13th season with the program. Under his leadership, Northeastern has set a 42-26-6 record in the past two seasons.
“Garrett’s commitment to Northeastern University is a testament to his hard work and the support system within our organization,” says Joe Dibble Head Coach at the Janesville Jets. “We are immensely proud of Garrett’s accomplishments and look forward to following his continued success at the collegiate level in the future.”
Hard work does pay off! In just 24 games with the Jets this season Garrett has recorded 8 points with 2 goals and 6 assists. He has been a strong addition to the defense this season. “I look forward to continuing development of my game and becoming a better player as well as creating memories with the boys and having fun throughout this process of junior hockey.” The Jets couldn’t be more excited to continue to develop players like Garrett this season.