Scott Perunovich last Summer at U16 National Camp in New York - Photo Credit Dan Hickling
Two years ago a very trusted source told YHH that there is this defenseman from Hibbing that is blowing up the Iron Range. He was small and had a really long last name is all we remember. Last year, all we heard about was number 7 from Hibbing. We first asked, "is he small and have a really funny last name?" Yep, that is the guy.
We then saw him play a few times. The Blue Jacket Bantams came to town twice last year, we saw him have his way with the metro Bantams on both trips. We liked his game so much, he was named a finalist for the YHH Bantam Player of the Year. Later last Spring, we saw him again at the U16 Festival in Plymouth against the best in MN. He did so well, he was invited to the National Camp in New York.
On Wednesday, the sleek skating Defenseman with incredible hands ended his recruitment and gave his verbal commitment to Hibbing native Scott Sandelin and the UMD Bulldogs. He was being pursued by several schools, but ultimately chose the Dawgs over another the dog, the St. Cloud St. Huskies.