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Jonathan Bruno ‘19 Recruiting Profile

  • McFarland High School
  • McFarland, WI
  • Men's Ice Hockey
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Jonathan Bruno's Men's Ice Hockey Recruiting Profile
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Team Level
High School
  • 2017 Highlights

Personal Statement

I am a hard working student that can get it done in the class room and out of the classroom. I try very hard and my grades don't truly show that in a positive manner. This past semester was very hard for me mentally and physically. I had a very close friend die in a car accident, and also this semester I was on bed rest for a week in a half with a scratched cornea and a hyphema in my eye. But I was still able to get close to a 3.00 this semester even with all the bumps in the road.

My favorite fishing story that I love to tell is how I caught a 42 inch Muskee.  I was with my friend Carson and his dad who's a professional fisherman and he took me out so I could catch my first Muskee.  We're out here on his huge fishing boat trolling the shore, and then one of the lines starts going at first we think that the line is snagged on to something, so my friend Carson goes and tries to real it in. Then all of a sudden the pole jerks and he goes flying and yells, "it's not a snag." So his dad gives me the pole and says "real it in". I get it to the boat after about 5 minutes of reeling, we realize we forgot the net! So my friends dad has to grab the fish by the gills and gets bit. On the second time he gets him into the boat.

I started skating when I was 3 and I started playing at 5. I love this game so much because you have to be strong, skilled, fast and smart. You don't really need to be tall, yes it helps, it's not everything. My favorite thing about hockey is how well I bond with my teammates. For example my second year of squirts we barely new each other but we bonded and learned to appreciate each other really fast and we ended up going to state and getting 5th. My goals for hockey is to play at the highest level possible. Next year I hope to play either juniors again, play club hockey, or If I'm lucky play D3 hockey. I do not have a preference I just want to go play somewhere and compete.

In my family I have my younger brother,  dad and mom. My dad is really cool, he works in Sports Medicine at UW Health in Madison. He has played  hockey his whole life. His freshman year of high school he was the goalie on the team that won the state championship. He also has coached me for most of my years playing hockey. My mom teaches 5th grade at Lakeview Elementary School. It's on the north side of Madison, her school is really old and run down, the kids there have a hard life. They have to fight for everything. School is the only place where they don't have to be the adult, they can be a kid. When they get home, they're usually by themselves for the rest of the night; I have a lot of respect for the kids that go there, they show me that there are bigger problems in the world than my own. They also show me that I have it easy.  I really respect them for the way they have to work hard to get what they need too survive. My brother is 11, he will be going into 6th grade. A lot of people think we aren't brothers because he's all sticks and bones and I'm all muscle. He plays Baseball, Football, and Hockey. In hockey he plays forward; in football he plays Wide receiver, defensive back, and safety. For Baseball he plays everywhere but his favorite position is either second base or short stop.

When I go to college I want to be a police officer or a gym teacher. You might be asking your self "why?", that's simple. I went to my moms school and shadowed the gym teacher there I had a blast helping, and playing with the kids, it was awesome. I want to be a cop because I like helping people and solving problems. My mom is scared that if I pick a police officer as my profession that I will get shot. Well that's a risk every officer has to take. She also tells me that you will be hated by a lot of people and that no one respects the officers anymore. My way to fix it is by showing respect to the people in the community because if you give them respect and treat them nicely they will be more likely to cooperate with you. That's just my opinion though.

Thanks,  Jonathan (Jack) Bruno


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 4 years
  • Varsity Starter:
  • 4 years
  • 2018 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #8
  • 2017 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #8
  • Team Awards:
    Conference 3rd Place
  • 2016 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #8
  • Team Awards:
    Conference 3rd Place
  • 2015 Varsity Team
  • Starter - Jersey: #8
  • Team Awards:
    Conference 3rd Place

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 2 seasons
  • 2018 WEHL (Tier 2)
  • 2016 Wisconsin Elite Hockey League (tier II)

Coach References

  • Position Coach
  • Curt Smith
  • High School Head Coach
  • Nick Tuma

Additional Sports

  • Football
  • F
  • 1 Year
  • Varsity Team
  • Last year I played Center for our varsity team. This year I will be trying out for Center, Left Tackle, Right Tackle, and for defense I will be trying out for Middle linebacker, Nose Guard, and Defensive Tackle.



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High School Information

High School:
McFarland High School

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Statistic 2018 WEHL 2017 Varsity Te 2016 Varsity Te 2016 Wisconsin 2015 Varsity Te
+/- +5 +15 +20 +5 +10
Assists 4 3 2 9 8
Game Winning Goals 0 0 0 0 0
Goals 2 1 1 1 1
Points 6 4 3 10 9
Short Handed Goals 0 0 0 0 0
Games Played 7 24 21 9 22
Record 4-3 12-10-2 10-12 10-10 13-9


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