Peoria forward McPherson makes NCAA commitment
May 28, 2015
The Peoria Mustangs, proud members of the NA3HL, are pleased to announce that forward Mitchell McPherson has committed to play NCAA Hockey at Hamline University. Hamline University is an NCAA Division III program that plays out of the MIAC Conference.
McPherson, 21, just completed his sixth and final season of junior hockey, which was spent in both the NA3HL and the NAHL.
The native of Peoria, Illinois, broke into the NA3HL as a 15-year-old during the 2009-10 season with the Mustangs and recorded 14 points in 42 games that season. Following the 2010-11 campaign with the Mustangs, McPherson (6’3/210) made it to the NAHL with the Texas Tornado.
McPherson had a successful run with the Tornado during the 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons, helping the Tornado win a Robertson Cup in 2012 and recording 41 points in 106 games with Texas. He scored a goal in the Robertson Cup Championship game, a 4-3 overtime win over the St. Louis Bandits.
Following the 2012-13 season, McPherson stayed in the NAHL with the Amarillo Bulls, where his stint included the 2013-14 season and part of the 2014-15 season. Halfway through the season, McPherson went back to Peoria to finish out his junior career where it started, with the Mustangs in Peoria. In 19 games with the Mustangs this season, McPherson had 20 points.
In 282 career junior games in the NA3HL and NAHL, McPherson recorded 122 career points.