The New Hampshire Junior Monarchs are pleased to announce that Jack Clarner has committed to Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont for next Fall. The 2001, 6’1, 185lbs Defenseman currently has 9 games played for the NCDC team with 3 points.
Clarner, a Burke, VT native said Middlebury was a good choice for him, “I loved the coaches and campus” Jack said. “My dad actually went there and the fact there is a golf course is a big bonus too” he continued. Clarner came to the Monarchs from Kimball Union Academy where he played for 4 years. “The transition from Prep to Juniors has taken some getting used to. The pace is a little faster and the guys are bigger and older.” Right now, he is happy be focusing on just hockey and improving and not having to be worried about classes this season.
Jack said he is looking forward to transitioning into college. “I’m excited to meet all the guys on the team.” Middlebury is small like KUA so that part is easy for him. “I liked KUA because it was small and tight knit community and Middlebury is a small college too.” Clarner anticipates on studying Finance or Economics, “I’m also excited to work back into a classroom and start zeroing in on a major” he expressed.
“Coach Tony has taught me a lot of different things that are pretty new to me” Clarner said. “I had been coached by the same guys for the last 4 years, so it’s great to get some new tips and skills.” Jack is looking forward to the rest of the season with the Monarchs and hopes to win a championship here before heading to college.
Congratulations to Jack and his family. The organization looks forward to watching him grow both on and off the ice this season.