Luke Craig (Whitefish) has just been selected as a member of the U12 AAA Vermont Dynamo Hockey Club. His sister Katie is currently attending Rice Memorial Prep School, in Vermont. The family has decided to move out there for the 2019-2020 season where both children will take a shot at their hockey dreams.
Luke, is just coming off a Montana State championship with the Glacier Hockey Avalanche Pee Wee team (Whitefish) this 2019 season and is excited about this opportunity.
Before the opening of North American Preparatory Hockey Academy, Luke had been taking lessons, with local Whitefish Coach, Jami "JJ" James, now founder/director of North American Preparatory Hockey Academy. Luke has been part of NA Prep's Midday academy program for the past two years.
NA Prep works in conjunction with the local school districts, which allow student-athletes that would like to focus on the development of their hockey skills. Players are released early each day without academic penalty.
NA Prep is dedicated and committed to their mission; to mentor young student-athletes and assist with their skill development, goals and dreams. In the past year and a half working with NA Prep, Jazmyne Beck, Benjamin Rainford, Katie Craig, Finley McCarthy and now Luke Craig are paving the way for young student-athletes that are looking to advance in the game of Hockey.
Luke, I remember the first private lesson you took with me in 2016. You have come so far and grown so much as a player and person. Your dedication to your development is the reason you achieved this. You always "showed up" each session with a positive attitude and willingness to put in the work. You have gone through more than most kids ever will and through the temporary darkness you rose. I am proud to be one of your coaches.