Point Mallard forward Champaign makes college commitment
July 8, 2016
The Point Mallard Ducks of the NA3HL is proud to announce that forward Jake Champaign has committed to play ACHA Division I hockey with Missouri State University.
Champaign, from St. Louis, Missouri played two seasons with the Ducks and in 86 games posted 38 goals, 49 assists for 87 points. He was a combined +28 and had 100 penalty minutes. In 11 career playoff games, he posted 4 goals, 6 assists for 10 points and was a +11.
This past season, Champaign, 20, set person highs in both goals (21) and plus/minus with a +21 rating. He was named the NA3HL South Division Star of the Week on December 8th.
“This is a great opportunity for Jake to continue his hockey career while attending a fantastic university. We have a great relationship with Coach Bucher and we look forward to working with Missouri State in the future. Jake will make an immediate positive impact with their team,” stated Ducks GM/Head Coach, Tom Winkler.
Prior to playing in the NA3HL, Champaign played for the St. Louis Selects 18U team in the NAPHL during the 2013-14 season, where he had 12 points in 19 games.
Champaign is the 7th Ducks player this season who has made a college commitment to play hockey.