Recruit Spotlight: Austin Huizenga

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The Calvin College Knights are proud to officially announce the commitment of Austin Huizenga.

Austin joins the Knights from the Listowel Cyclones in the Greater Ontario Junior Hockey League (GOJHL).  He is a Defenceman who finished third in scoring for Cyclones’ blue liners after posting 2 goals and 12 assists in 46 games last season.

Prior to playing for Listowel, Austin spent the previous season with the Stratford Cullitons (GOJHL) and two seasons with the Syracuse Stampede (NSHL).  He has played a total of 186 games while posting 3 goals with 34 assists for 37 career points.  While with Stratford during the 2014-2015 season, his team made it to the Cherrey Cup finals.  In 2012-2013 with Syracuse he won the NSHL Championship.

Austin also had a successful career at Grand Rapids Christian High School before moving on to Junior hockey.

Head Coach Mike Petrusma had this to say about Austin and his commitment to the Knights:

“Austin is a very physical defenceman with an accurate first pass that follows our trend of grit, toughness and skill in this class.  He is a guy who wins battles in the corners and is a pain to play against.  I’ve watched Austin continue to grow as a player over the last five years and he has gotten better year over year.  He will make us a better team and I’m excited that he chose Calvin.”

Why did Austin choose Calvin?

“Being from Grand Rapids, I’ve always known about the school and know what the hockey program has to offer. The schools academics are some of the best in country.”


Player Bio:

Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan
Height: 6’0”
Weight: 205
Team:  Listowel Cyclones (GOJHL)
Position: Defenceman
Shoots: Left
Parents: Jeff and Anne
Siblings: Alex and Katie
Major: Sport Management


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March 18, 2017

LOCATION: National Championship - Columbus, Ohio


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