The Razorback Hockey team is pleased to announce that D-Grant Fletcher has committed to Arkansas. Fletcher, a 6’3” 180lbs. right-shot defenseman, joins the Razorbacks after three seasons of AAA Midget hockey in the Tier 1 Elite Hockey League.
Fletcher, originally from Plano, TX, joins the Razorbacks after two seasons with the Colorado Rampage Tier 1 program. In his final season, Fletcher had 5 assists and helped the Rampage finish second in the T1EHL regular season. Prior to his time with Colorado, Fletcher played for the Dallas Stars Elite U15 program, also in the T1EHL.
Fletcher plans to major in finance starting in the fall. When asked about his love for hockey, Fletcher commented, “I fell in love with hockey the first time I saw it and it has been my passion ever since. I love the speed, the brotherhood, the challenges and the competition. I have made lifelong friendships and had so many great experiences because of hockey.” Regarding his commitment to the University of Arkansas, Fletcher said, “I chose the university because it’s fairly close to home, has a great business school, and I have a lot of buddies also attending the University. This is the place where I want to be.”
“Grant is a smooth skating defenseman who uses his long range and height to his advantage. At just 18, he’ll be one of the tallest players in the program,” said Andrew Falls, Associate Head Coach. “We got to see him at the prospect camp in June and we were very impressed with his hockey sense as well.”
The University of Arkansas Men’s Hockey team plays in the Southeastern Collegiate Hockey Conference. The 2019-20 season will be the team’s thirteenth season as a member of the ACHA competing in Division III. The team’s schedule can be found here. All home games are played at The Jones Center for Families in Springdale.