Recruit Spotlight: Billy Oakes

Published on: August 5, 2016       commentComment     Email This Post Email This Post    


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The Calvin College Knights are proud to officially announce the commitment of Billy Oakes.

Billy played his high school career for the Princeton Tigers in Princeton, Minnesota.  A two-way Defenceman, he played three seasons on the varsity team and served as team Captain during his senior season. Billy notched 26 points (12 goals, 14 assists) in 27 games in his final season, was named Team MVP and was awarded with an All-Conference selection.

Following his senior season, Billy was selected to participate in the Ted Brill Great 8 showcase, which is reserved for the top 136 Seniors in Minnesota High School hockey.  Billy finished second on his team in scoring during the showcase with 2 assists in 3 games.

Billy attended the University of Minnesota last year and decided to transfer to Calvin College for the upcoming season to continue his degree and hockey career.

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

“He was one of the top seniors in the state of Minnesota, which is no small accomplishment.  We were able to get a good look at him during our prospect skate and I believe he will be a big contributor for us.  He’s smart on the puck, has size to take the body and has a strong first pass. He hasn’t played competitively over the last year, so it may take a bit of time to shake the rust off.  I’m really looking forward to seeing what Billy can offer our program. ”

Why did Billy choose Calvin?

“I made my decision to transfer to Calvin because of the great engineering and academic programs the school has. I also like the campus location and the city of Grand Rapids.”


Player Bio:

Hometown: Princeton, Minnesota
Height: 6’1”
Weight: 190
Team:  Princeton Tigers (MNHS)
Position: Defenceman
Shoots: Left
Parents: Joel and Tammy
Siblings: Anna and Jacob
Major: Electrical Engineering


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March 18, 2017

LOCATION: National Championship - Columbus, Ohio


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