MLive’s Hugh Berenreuter spoke with Wings director of player recruitment Jiri Fischer after his annual “Shocks vs. Saves” game in Saginaw, and Fischer stated that his sons are playing hockey with an eye on their secondary education:
Fischer has included his sons in the event with Lukas skating in the past two Shocks and Saves games. Braidan attended Saturday’s game as a fan.
“I didn’t have the option of playing college hockey, so I played in the Quebec League which is part of the CHL,” Fischer said. “It was a great experience.”
But if Fisher has his way, his sons will take a different path. He will have a chance to see his son play in the next week. Fisher, the director of player development for the Red Wings, will go to Sweden to scout NHL prospects in an elite tournament.
Fischer hopes his sons’ hockey path includes a trip to college.
“We live in Northville, so you have Michigan and Michigan State hockey programs as kind of the signature programs in the state,” Fischer said. “My goal is for them to play college hockey. I didn’t have that opportunity.”