Scott Matzka

Year Inducted: 2011

Scott was born May 11,1978, and graduated from Port Huron Northern high School 1996.  He played AA travel  hockey in Port Huron from Mite (age 8) until he was a PeeWee (age 13).  He then played AAA travel hockey for Detroit GPD through Bantam (age 15-16).  His GPD PeeWee team won a National Championship in 1992.  Scott played Midget AAA with Detroit Compuware, Junior B with Petrolia (Ont.) Jr. Jets and Junior A with the Omaha (Neb.)Lancers.

Scott was recruited by the University of Michigan and played as a Wolverine from 1997 to 2001.  In 1998 U of M won the NCAA National Championship.  In 1999 they won the CCHA Championship.  Scott holds the NCAA record for fastest consecutive goals (.06 seconds) and the U of M record for career shorthanded goals (8).

A professional hockey career followed college.  He played for Atlantic City in the ECHL in 2002-03 when they won the Kelly Cup.  He has played in Europe (Germany and Denmark) since 2003.  He scored the most goals in the Danish League in 05-06 and 06-07.  In that latter season he won the scoring title (total of goals and assists)

Scott is currently playing in the United Kingdom  in the Elite Ice Hockey League for the Cardiff Devils while studying for his MBA at the Cardiff Business School.