Point Mallard trio make college commitments
June 30, 2016
Goalie Josh Martin has committed to play in the ACHA for Lindenwood, while Chandler Brown and Matt Darnell will play in the ACHA for Auburn.
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.