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Former Jr. Kings forward Krause’s next move: NCAA D-I Dartmouth

 

2018-01-18-ATHL-BoysHockey vs. Taft016.JPGPerpetual motion is one of the keys to Alexander Krause’s game.

“I don’t stop moving my feet,” the longtime L.A. Jr. Kings standout said. “I’ve figured out that I have to always be moving, staying on pucks constantly.”

The 6-foot forward’s next move will be to NCAA Division I Dartmouth College (ECAC Hockey) in the fall of 2020. Krause, who committed in December, said he would like to follow in his father Daniel’s footsteps in the financial world.

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“The biggest thing for me is the academic piece,” the 2001 birth year said. “There’s life after hockey. I want to use hockey to put myself in the best situation I can academically. That’s why I wanted to play at an Ivy League school.”

Krause began his hockey journey as Mite with the Ventura Mariners before moving to the Jr. Kings as a Squirt.

“It was a family decision to go,” he said. “My sister (Isabel) is a figure skater, so my mom (Kate) drove us both from Calabasas to El Segundo.

“I really enjoyed my time with the Jr. Kings. My coaches were Nelson Emerson, Rob Blake and Pat Brisson, and I played with their sons. They had a lot to do with me becoming the player I am. Not everyone has the opportunity to play for coaches with their experience.

“I really appreciate everything they taught me.”

Krause moved on after Bantams and spent the 2016-17 season at the Okanagan Hockey Academy in Penticton, B.C., further honing his game.

“Hockey is everything in Canada, and that was good for me to experience firsthand,” he said. “That was a development year for me. I played a lot of minutes and saw another big jump in my game.”

In 2017, Krause went coast to coast and enrolled at The Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Conn.

“The East Coast is very different, but the hockey is very competitive,” he noted. “The New England prep school league is one of the hardest to play in, but I’m learning a lot.”

All the while keeping on the move.

— Chris Bayee

(Feb. 1, 2019)