Young Carbondale blueliner Scott off to NAHL with Colorado College commitment in tow
This past spring, Fisher Scott signed to play with the returning Springfield Jr. Blues in the North American Hockey League.
Then once summer arrived, the 2004-born defenseman from Carbondale committed to play NCAA Division I hockey back in his home state for Colorado College.
Needless to say, the past few months have been a whirlwind for Scott.
“The opportunity to commit to CC came when we (Colorado Thunderbirds’ 16U AAA team) were at nationals in St. Louis,” Scott said. “Coach (Kris) Mayotte and his staff and been watching and tracking me for a bit and then during that time, we started talking. The rest just happened, and my family and I were super excited. Going to school near home will be awesome because all of those who have known me forever will be able to come drive down and watch some games.”
Only an incoming junior in high school this fall, Scott said he’s unsure when he will start at Colorado College, but that “I have a lot of time and will be ready to go whenever they need me at school.”
“I really love the campus down at CC,” said Scott. “It just feels really good to me, and everyone just is so nice down there. Obviously, it is a top school so that meant a lot to me also. The team will only get better in these next few years with the new coaches and facilities, so I am super excited about that.”
In the classroom, Scott is thinking he wants to go into Economics.
When making such a monumental decision in committing to CC, Scott added that he hasn’t come this far on his own.
“I thank everyone that has been there for me throughout my career,” Scott said. “So many people have done so much, and I can’t thank them all enough. Family, coaches, teammates, friends, I could go on. Again, just can’t thank everyone enough and I’m so thankful and lucky to have so many people cheering for me.”
Scott, who grew up playing in Aspen and for the Thunderbirds, leaves for Springfield’s camp on August 21.
“Going to be a great year,” he said.
— Matt Mackinder
(August 4, 2021)