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Former Wildcat Luke Jenkins never lost sight of his goal to play hockey at the NCAA Division I level. Now, after three seasons proving himself in junior hockey, Jenkins is preparing to leave for West Point to play for the Black Knights of Army. Bob Burrows photo

Former Wildcat earns hockey scholarship to West Point

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Luke Jenkins was a two-time All-Big Rivers Conference player, two-year team captain and All-State selection in high school with the Wildcat hockey team. But after graduating from River Falls in 2009, he wasn't sure he'd ever play organized hockey again.

Three years later, he's preparing to leave for the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. to play NCAA Division I hockey for the Black Knights of Army.

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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