Bay Reps’ VanCompernolle signs with Gillette Wild

Chris Dobrowolski

ELK RAPIDS — Zach VanCompernolle had no idea that he was being watched last season.

The team captain and mainstay on the blue line for the Bay Reps just went along and did his thing, which included a seven-goal, 21-assist season that tied for third on the team in points. He also earned all-conference honors for the third straight season and led the Reps to a third consecutive Northern Michigan Hockey League title while being voted as the team’s Most Valuable Player.

That was all the Gillette Wild needed to see as they offered VanCompernolle a chance to sign a tender with the junior hockey organization.


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