The New Ulm Steel are proud to announce that Griffin Foster has committed to play ACHA D1 hockey for Lawrence Tech University.
“I chose Lawrence Tech University for their education, they have the major I want to go into which is nursing. It is also a little closer to home. I wanted to play for LTU because it is a great school and I want to help build the hockey program and try to be national championship contenders.”
Foster, who is a native to Jerome, Michigan, started out his junior hockey career in the 2019-20 season with the NA3HL Breezy Point North Stars where he played in 31 games with an overall save percentage of 0.867. He then joined the New Ulm Steel for this 2020-21 season where he has 13 games under his belt with a record of 4-5-1. He has been a solid tender for the Steel with a save percentage of 0.900 this season.
“I am looking forward to meeting the guys on the team and playing college hockey. Almost every young hockey player grows up wanting to play college hockey, and this is my opportunity to do that. My time playing for the Steel has been awesome. These guys are amazing to hang out with and it has been awesome getting to know them on and off the ice. Zach Stepan has been great to have as a coach. Having someone who played at such a high level behind the bench, you respect his opinion a lot. He knows a lot about the game of hockey and I have learned a lot from him in the short time we have been together.”
Foster started skating at 3 years old and took on the position of goaltender at 8. Prior to junior hockey, Foster played AAA hockey in Detroit for 2 years and then in Indianapolis for 2 years. Foster will be joining the LTU hockey program this upcoming 2021-22 season.