The Edina Varsity Boys’ Hockey team, led by junior captain Brock Jefferson, showed off its talent this weekend at the state tournament. In his final game, Jefferson played with four broken limbs in all three periods to be seen by college recruiters from the Power Five conferences.
Jefferson had trained hard for state in recent practices inducing two separate injuries but continued to play. “I had so much adrenaline to get scouted that I barely even felt my injuries,” Jefferson said. Jefferson lives in St. Cloud but commutes to play at Edina for the especially accessible opportunity for recruitment. “We are really hoping he gets a scholarship because the gas money is coming out of his college savings account,” Jefferson’s mom, Anne, said.
All his pain was not in vain, as Jefferson got an offer to go to school at University of Miami in Florida, though he hoped for a college outside of Florida. With questions about his ability to ever return to hockey, Jefferson finds solace in his college scholarship and the clout he received from his high school. Though his pain may persist long into his future, he is a forever star at Edina.