NA3HL players play big part in NAHL commitment success
July 16, 2019
On the heels of the announcement that the North American Hockey League (NAHL) had set yet another single-season NCAA commitments record, the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) is pleased to announce that several of its former players were a part of this group of record-breaking NAHL commitments to the NCAA.
In total, out of the 336 NAHL players that made NCAA commitments during the 2018-19 season, 24 of those NAHL players had previously played in the NAPHL.
This is in addition to the close to 100 NA3HL players that made NCAA commitments throughout the 2018-19 season directly out of the NA3HL.
NA3HL alumni playing in the NAHL, who made an NCAA commitment
Seth Bacon, Austin Bruins, (Rochester Grizzlies), Bethel University
Will Baginski, Austin Bruins, (St. Louis Jr. Blues), King's College
Jarod Blackowiak, Austin Bruins, (North Iowa Bulls), Augsburg College
Nick Althaus, Brookings Blizzard, (Willmar WarHawks), University of Wisconsin-Superior
Thomas Magnavite, Brookings Blizzard, (La Crosse Freeze), Saint Mary's University
Jarrett Cammarata, Chippewa Steel, (New Ulm Steel), Bethel University
Sam Dabrowski, Chippewa Steel, (La Crosse Freeze), Hamline University
Jake Peterson, Chippewa Steel, (Texas Brahmas), University of St. Thomas
Blake Bennett, Corpus Christi IceRays, (Lockport Express), American International College
Ty Proffitt, Fairbanks Ice Dogs, (Yellowstone Quake), University of Wisconsin-Superior
Noah Wilson, Fairbanks Ice Dogs, (Chicago Bulldogs), Army
Seth Eisele, Lone Star Brahmas, (North Iowa Bulls), Lake Superior State University
Blake Evennou, Lone Star Brahmas, (Glacier Nationals), Ferris State University
Michael Redmon, Lone Star Brahmas, (Texas Brahmas/Nashville Jr. Predators), Augsburg College
Trevor Wilhelm, Lone Star Brahmas, (St. Louis Jr. Blues/Texas Brahmas), Saint Mary's University
Jhuwon Davis, Minnesota Magicians, (Metro Jets), New England College
Issac Kobiena, Minnesota Wilderness, (Granite City Lumberjacks ), St. Scholastica
Taylor Lantz, Minot Minotauros, (Granite City Lumberjacks), University of Alaska-Anchorage
Keenan Lund, Minot Minotauros, (Granite City Lumberjacks), Air Force Academy
Brandon Perrone, New Jersey Titans, (Texas Brahmas), University of Alaska-Anchorage
Louis Boudon, Northeast Generals, (Metro Jets), Lake Superior State University
Nigel Nelson, Springfield Jr. Blues, (Granite City Lumberjacks), Milwaukee School of Engineering
Joey Lajcaj, Topeka RoadRunners, (Atlanta Capitals), Trine
John Shively, Topeka Pilots, (St. Louis Jr. Blues) , SUNY-Buffalo State
Earlier this summer, not only did 26 NA3HL players sign a tender to play in the NAHL for the 2019-20 season, but 26 more players were selected in the 2019 NAHL Draft.
No other league has had more movement and advanced more players onto play in the NAHL than the NA3HL. Thanks to additional and enhanced initiatives that were put in place this past season in cooperation with the NAHL, more players from the NA3HL play, practice, and earn NCAA Division I scholarships with the NAHL than any other league.
The NA3HL also continues to make its mark and is one of the leaders in junior hockey with the advancement of players onto the NCAA. So far in 2019, the NA3HL has over 120+ college commitments, with almost 70% of those being NCAA commitments. In addition, over 300 former NA3HL players are currently playing in the NCAA, and 13% of NCAA Division III freshmen this season previously played in the NA3HL.