Local Cleveland, OH standout Zach Zwierecki becomes the fourth player to sign a Tender with the 2017-2018 Wooster Oilers. The 5′11″, 160lbs forward is from Avon, OH. Zwierecki, 18, played this previous season locally with Avon High School. “Zach had an amazing senior year leading the team in every offensive category and provided scoring power throughout the year for us. He has the speed, hockey IQ, and scoring touch that any team would love to have and the puck has a way of always finding him on the ice. Zach helped put Avon’s hockey program on the map in the Greater Cleveland area, it will be amazing to watch him grow as a player and as a young man during his time with the Wooster Oilers”, said Avon High School Head Coach Kyle Botos. This previous season, Zwierecki put up unreal numbers. Zach put up 67 goals and 38 assists for 105 points in 37 games played for Avon. His productivity this past season was amazing. Zwierecki spoke about why he decided on Wooster when he said, “I chose to sign a Tender with Wooster because I believe that Coach Aaron will be able to help me get to the next level. Coming from high school hockey, Wooster gives me a place I can develop and get used to the higher level of play junior hockey offers. I am eagerly waiting for the next season to start and I am looking forward to playing under a coach such as Coach Aaron”.
Zach had a very great year and some of his numerous awards include the Southwestern Conference MVP, selected for All Ohio Senior All-Star game, and Morning Journal Player of the Year. “Coach Botos did such a terrific job with Zach building a solid foundation for continued growth and development” said Head Coach Aaron Hernandez.
“Zach singing his Tender with us here in Wooster is a huge step in the right direction for our program. My hopes are that more top local Cleveland players follow in his footsteps. We have high hopes for Zach and his career. He is a player that will help reiterate that our program is a great stepping stone to higher levels of junior hockey and eventual NCAA hockey because of the diligent work that is put in to properly prepare all of our players for a successful future”, said Head Coach Aaron Hernandez.