Recruit Spotlight: Ethan Stafford

Published on: August 12, 2016       commentComment     Email This Post Email This Post    


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The Calvin College Knights are proud to officially announce the commitment of Ethan Stafford.

Ethan spent last season in the Eastern Hockey League Premier division with the Hartford Jr. Wolfpack and notched 11 points in 23 games.  The previous season he started with the La Crosse Freeze (NA3HL) and was traded to the West Michigan Wolves (NA3HL) for the close of the season and playoffs.  Ethan helped the Wolves to a NA3HL Central Division Championship while posting 11 points in 16 games including the playoffs.

Ethan is a quick, shifty forward with a pass first mentality.  He’s a product of the Lansing Capitals AAA program and joins former teammate Keegan Weckesser with the Knights.  He also brings in leadership qualities after serving as the Assistant Captain while with the Capitals and the Freeze.

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

“Ethan’s skill set fits in really well with our style of play.  He is quick, can possess the puck and has great hands.  He’s another player that can skate at Center or possibly on the Wing for us, which is a huge benefit.  Perhaps his most underrated attribute is his aggressive style.  He’s always willing to play the body and battle in the corners.  I’m very happy that he’s decided to become a Knight and I’m expecting him to be a big contributor for us right away in his career.”

Why did Ethan choose Calvin?

“I chose Calvin because of it’s academic reputation and the opportunity to play college hockey at a school with a successful program and great support from the student body.”


Player Bio:

Hometown: Pinckney, Michigan
Height: 5’6”
Weight: 175
Team:  Hartford Jr. Wolfpack (EHL – Premier)
Position: Forward
Shoots: Left
Parents: Jeff and Kathy
Siblings: Drew, Emma, Annalise, Gabe
Major: Economics


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March 18, 2017

LOCATION: National Championship - Columbus, Ohio


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