St. Louis forward Mitchell makes college commitment
June 30, 2017
St. Louis Jr. Blues forward Zach Mitchell spent time playing in both the NA3HL and NAHL the past two seasons.
The St. Louis Jr. Blues, proud members of the NA3HL, are pleased to announce that forward Zach Mitchell has committed to play hockey at Lindenwood University.
Lindenwood, located in St. Charles, Missouri., is one of the nation’s top ACHA Division I programs, having won the national championship in 2016.
The native of Chicago, Illinois, bookended his junior career with the Jr. Blues, beginning the 2015-16 season and ending the 2016-17 season with the club. This season, Mitchell played in 14 total games for the Jr. Blues, scoring eight goals with four assists. Between those two stints, he played with the Brookings Blizzard of the NAHL.
In 19 career NA3HL games with the Jr. Blues, Mitchell (6'0/174) recorded 39 points. In 71 career NAHL games with Brookings, Mitchell had 38 points.
“”Zach had many offers to play college hockey and chose Lindenwood,” said Jr. Blues head coach Chris Flaugher. “We are excited to see Zach continue his hockey career with a first class program while working to get his college degree at LU.”
Mitchell will join a large group of former Jr. Blues with the Lions: Mike Lozano, Alex Carlsson, Alex Klaesner and Tommy Heinzman all skated for Lindenwood last season.