Coach’s scouting report on new Michigan commit Dexter Dancs
The University of Michigan procured a commitment for the class of ’14 from a familiar place this past week, British Columbia’s Penticton Vees.
Dexter Dancs, a 17-year-old power forward type who spent most of this past season with the Osoyoos Coyotes of the KIJHL (Kootenay Junior Hockey League) and will advance to the BCHL’s Penticton Vees full-time in the ’12-’13 season, committed to the Wolverines. Dancs follows in the footsteps of former Vees Brendan Morrison, Brian Lebler and Craig Murray, who all played for Michigan after a stint in Penticton.
In addition to the information on the commitment from the Vees and the audio interview with Dancs (linked just above), College Hockey PROSPECTive was able to catch up with Vees assistant coach Michael Hengen on a summer weekend for a specific scouting report on the newest Michigan hockey commitment.
“Dexter Dancs is a big, young, raw power forward with an excellent skating stride and an equally as good set of hands and shot,” said Hengen. “Dexter will as easily take the puck hard to the net, set up a play or drop his gloves to stand up for a teammate. Dexter will be another one of many Michigan Wolverines that they will develop to have a chance of playing pro hockey.”
Dancs joins fellow forward Dylan Larkin, who is slated to play for the USNTDP Under-17 team next season, as Michigan’s first two commits for ’14.