West Salem/Bangor boys hockey coach Eric Borre has a message for 32 NHL teams: don’t pass on Jack Gorniak.
The NHL Draft is Friday and Saturday, and Gorniak has set himself up to be selected by one of the 32 teams this weekend.
After having a stellar performance at the NHL Central Scouting Combine in Buffalo, N.Y., last month, Gorniak received a spot in the top 100 North American skaters in NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings.
Gorniak was a three-time member of the Wisconsin Hockey Coaches Association All-State team and was player of the year as a senior.
“My gut reaction is yes,” said Borre of the chances Gorniak will be drafted. “It’s hard to say. He’s earned it. I think they’re making a big mistake (if teams pass on him).”