The emerging growth in popularity of girls/women’s hockey in the United States has seen a surge of talent come out of Texas and the Dallas Stars Elite Girls Tier I program. Now, the program adds another accomplishment to their ever-growing list as they are pleased to announce that Mika Jahnke has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2021.
Mika joined the Dallas Stars Elite Girls program her first year of peewee hockey and is also part of the Japan National Team ice hockey program, having attended their U18 select camp since she was 13 years old.
Coach Salekin commented on the accomplishment: “Another great day for the Dallas Stars Elite Girls program. Mika is a player who has a nose for the net and has shown the ability to put the puck in the net. I am proud of not only Mika but the players around who have made this accomplishment possible. Mika has been with the program for 5 years and is a great example of internal grown and development with the Dallas Stars Elite Girls program.”