The Summerside Western Capitals have announced that forward Justin Ertel, who had committed to Cornell University, an NCAA Division I program during his grade 11 year, will attend the university in upstate New York beginning this fall.
The 17-year-old from Mississauga, ON joined Summerside in January and led the team in scoring with nine goals and nineteen assists in eighteen games. Ertel’s 28 points place him third in rookie scoring in 2020-21, while he led the way in rookie assists. He also had three goals and six assists in five games during the Canadian Tire Cup Eastlink South Playoff Round-Robin, which led all players.
Ertel was an honourable mention for the Pro Design Cresting Top Rookie in both February and March/April, and was named a Player of the Week once this season.
The MHL congratulates Ertel on his post-secondary commitment.