By ERICK LEHMAN, Managing Editor
Troy Saunders signed with the University of Michigan-Dearborn hockey team on April 17. A Canton, Mich. native, Saunders played junior league hockey for the Casper Coyotes (WSHL) last season.
Saunders spoke to Staff Reporter Erick Lehman after signing with the Wolverines.
Q: How does it feel signing for UM-Dearborn?
A: (It) feels great. I’m excited to be part of the Wolverine community and hoping I have a good few years.
Q: What position do you play?
Q: Why UM-Dearborn?
A: (It’s) really close to home. Economically, it’s really good, cost effective. (They have a) great hockey team and the program I want to go into is top of the line here.
Q: What is your prospective major?
Q: Did you receive offers from other schools?
A: I did, I had a few out in Boston, but paying out-of-state tuition was a little too much.
Q: What do you look forward to the most playing here?
A: I want to see how the team is, the guys are really cool. There’s going to be a bunch of new faces around here.
Q: Where did you play before signing here?
A: I played out in Wyoming, in the Western States Hockey League for the Casper Coyotes.
Q: Have you met any of the current players yet?
A: I met a few on my first tour. I think I met Gino and a couple others.
Q: What did you like about campus?
A: It’s a really close campus; my first classes are just a few steps from the rink here. If I have some time off I can come to the rink and do some skating. It’s a really nice campus.