Point Mallard trio make college commitments
June 30, 2016
The Point Mallard Ducks of the NA3HL are proud to announce that three players from the 2015-16 team have made college commitments in the ACHA. Goaltender Josh Martin has committed to play for Lindenwood (St. Louis) University, ACHA Division II, for the 2016-17 season, and Chandler Brown and Matt Darnell will play ACHA hockey for the Auburn Tigers next season.
Martin, 20, posted a 10-1-0 record and appeared in 16 games for the NA3HL South Division Champions. The Union, Missouri native had a 2.76 goals against average and a .893 save percentage. “This is a great opportunity for Josh to step in and play major minutes. He is a fierce competitor and he will be a great asset for Coach Gary Gardner,” stated Ducks GM/Head Coach, Tom Winkler.
Brown, 18, a Vestavia, Alabama native played two seasons with the Ducks and in 52 games played, scored 6 goals and added 7 assists for 13 total points. “Chandler played a major role in our success this past season, he understands what it takes to win and he brings a great effort to the ice every night,” stated Ducks GM/Head Coach Tom Winkler. Brown was also the 2015-16 NA3HL All-Academic Award Winner.
Darnell, 19, a native of Pelham, Alabama also played 2 seasons with the Ducks where he appeared in 90 games and scored 9 goals and added 30 assists for 39 total points. “Matt played in all situations for us, he was extremely versatile and didn’t mind playing a physical game. Brown and Darnell will certainly take the Auburn Hockey program to new heights,” said Winkler.