Castle Pines native, incoming Grit goalie Lacroix realizes ‘dream come true’ with NCAA D-I BU commitment
Playing prep school hockey for The Governor’s Academy in Byfield, Mass., has opened doors for Castle Pines native Max Lacroix.
One of those doors was to Boston University, an NCAA Division I school that made the Frozen Four this past season, and a school that Lacroix recently committed to once his junior hockey career comes to a close.
“I’ve been basically in their backyard for the last three years,” Lacroix said. “New England prep school hockey has a lot of exposure to a lot of colleges, both Division I and Division III. Absolutely a dream come true to play at such an incredible program. The city of Boston itself is a wonderful place with a storied culture, and BU’s hockey speaks for itself, but its academics are very prestigious as well.”
Lacroix will start his freshman year in 2024-25 season and plans on majoring in Business at the university’s Questrom School of Business.
Next season, Lacroix will suit up with the first-year Colorado Grit in the NAHL after being one of the team’s first signings in February.
“I am super excited for the opportunity to be playing in their inaugural season in Colorado,” said Lacroix. “This is a very important summer for development and getting prepared for next season. I’ll be skating and training at Drillhouse Sports Center in Centennial.”
Growing up, Lacroix played for the Arapahoe Warriors, Littleton Hawks, and Colorado Thunderbirds before going to prep school.
His father is former Colorado Avalanche player Eric Lacroix and grandfather Pierre Lacroix served as the Avalanche general manager when the team won Stanley Cups in 1996 and 2001. He passed away in Dec. 2020.
Photo provided by Max Lacroix
— Matt Mackinder
(May 11, 2023)