Wooster duo of Groth and Mulnix make NCAA commitments
March 17, 2017
The Wooster Oilers, proud members of the NA3HL, are pleased to announce that defenseman/forward Tyler Groth and forward Trenton Mulnix have committed to play NCAA DIII hockey at Trine University (NCHA) next season. Trine University is a first-year NCAA DIII program who will begin play in the 2017-18 season and will compete in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association. Trine University is located in Angola, Indiana.
Groth, 20, is in his final season of playing for the Oilers in the NA3HL. This season, Groth (5’10/170) has recorded 28 points in 47 games played. “I'm excited to be a part of the inaugural season at Trine University. Trine is offering the opportunity to play college hockey at a high level while furthering my education in the medical field. It’s a relief knowing the next chapter in your life is beginning to unfold after everything you have put forward. Countless hours of hard work and dedication have finally paid off.”
“What I learned most is people that just show up with skill tend to just play hockey. Those who show up with character become hockey players. Here in Wooster, you learn to develop a strong mentality. From sun up to sun down, your focus is to become not only a hockey player, but an elite athlete. Focusing on getting six percent better each day," said Groth.
Mulnix, 20, is also in his final season of playing for the Oilers in the NA3HL. This season, Mulnix (5’7/165) has recorded 22 points in 47 games played. “One thing I have learned in my second year is that if I'm doing something well, others will follow and the team will succeed. Growing up, I never thought I would have the opportunity to play NCAA hockey. I feel so accomplished having family and friends remind me of how proud they are," said Mulnix. Trenton will be majoring in Mechanical Engineering, his passion.
“For anyone that has the opportunity to have Coach Aaron as their coach, I would highly recommend it. He has transformed juniors into a “hockey academy” focused on building skills that will last far beyond hockey. His developmental skills are as good as NCAA DI coaches in my opinion. I feel that I have matured as a hockey player. Also, the amount of exposure he can get you is amazing. Just look at this seasons NAHL skates. Seven different players from our team this year had NAHL opportunities. The stats speak for themselves.”
Wooster Oilers Head Coach/Assistant GM Aaron Hernandez said “The Wooster Oilers organization is so proud of both Tyler and Trenton! They are true examples that development takes patience, character, and persistence. They stayed true to our culture and program. We wish them the best as they continue their bright futures at Trine University.”
The rest of the world has “struck oil” with these two Oilers!