Forward Turi commits to Finlandia men’s hockey team
HANCOCK — Nolan Turi has committed to play for the Finlandia University men’s hockey team.
Turi, a center/right wing, had a very strong season with the Metro Jets of the USPHL Premier. He scored 15 goals and 55 points in 42 games.
“Nolan has been playing at high level for many years,” Finlandia head coach Joe Burcar said. “His attitude and work ethic separate him from many as he continues to excel. We are excited to welcome Nolan to our program.”
Turi, a Canton native, played for the state championship U15 team (Michigan) in 2015 and helped the U.S. win a bronze medal at an international tournament in Beijing, China. He joins Metro teammate Cameron Conover in coming to Finlandia.
“I picked Finlandia because it felt like the school I needed to be at,” Turi said. “After Coach Burcar talked about the school, the program, and what I was offered at Finlandia, it was a no-brainer for me. It is definitely a plus knowing Cam is coming as well. We are already planning living arrangements for next year.”
Turi helped the Jets win the Great Lakes Division for the second straight year.
“Nolan’s versatility is what makes him so valuable to any team,” Metro Jets head coach Justin Quennville said. “He a cerebral player who played wing, center, special teams and brought leadership to our program. Nolan is a strong skater who competes hard every shift while playing a disciplined game. He had multiple NCAA offers and decided Finlandia was the best fit. We couldn’t agree with him more and wish Nolan the best of luck.”