Alexandria forward Meyer makes NCAA commitment
March 2, 2017
The Alexandria Blizzard of the NA3HL are pleased to announce that forward Riley Meyer has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey at Hamline University, a member of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC).
Meyer, 19, is currently in his second season playing in the NA3HL and first for the Blizzard. The native of Carver, Minnesota, is having his best career season to date with 47 points in 42 regular season games.
Meyer (6’2/185) played last season for the NA3HL Silver Cup Champion North Iowa Bulls. Previous to that he played a season of Tier I Midget 18U hockey with the Chicago Fury and previous to that, he played for Chanhassen High School in Minnesota.
“What drew me to Hamline most is the location. Being close to home is awesome since I’ve been away from home for the last three years. So being back in St. Paul near my family is nice,” said Meyer.
Hamline is coached by former NAHL bench boss Cory Laylin. “I really liked what Coach Laylin was doing with the hockey program at Hamline and I knew that’s where I wanted to play college hockey. Also its a great business school which will allow me to pursue my major in medical sales,” continued Meyer. “I’ll bring my physical game right out of the gate. I’m a big body and a big forward, so being a power forward for them would be great.”
Alexandria head coach Jeff Crouse stated, “We’re really happy for Riley Meyer and his commitment to Hamline. He’s a really good kid on and off the ice and has always dedicated himself to becoming a better player. I look forward to watching him play the next few years at Hamline.”