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West Salem/Bangor's Jack Gorniak ready to learn his fate

06/22/2018, 8:30pm CDT
By Zach James, LaCrosse Tribune

Stellar performance at NHL Combine improved Gorniak's stock

slideshow photo by erik daily

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).”

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