New Ulm forward Halvorson makes NCAA commitment
The New Ulm Steel of the NA3HL are pleased to announce that forward Jacob Halvorson has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Halvorson, 20, closed out his two-year NA3HL career in New Ulm with his best season to date in 2019-20, culminating in career-high goals, assists and points totals as his team's leading scorer and his first call-up to the NAHL.
Joining the Steel for his rookie season in 2018-19, the 6-foot-2, 190-pound native of Northfield, Minnesota, stepped in as an immediate impact player. Notching 19g-23a--42pts in 47 games -- good for fifth in team scoring -- and earning a trip to the 2019 Top Prospects Tournament, Halvorson set the stage for an even stronger sophomore season in 2019-20.
“Stout is going to be very happy with Jacob. The size and speed that he brings to the game is unparalleled and then once you add how good of character he has, it’s a home run. I’m excited to see Jacob further his career at the collegiate level,” said Steel head coach Zach Stepan.
Kicking off the new season with back-to-back three-point efforts, Halvorson cruised to a team-high 34 goals, 31 assists and 65 points with New Ulm this season. In November, the Chippewa Steel took notice and called him up for an extended Alaska road trip, where he potted his first NAHL goal on November 15 in Fairbanks. After packing so much success into two short years, Halvorson caps off his career with 53 goals, 54 assists and 107 points in 90 NA3HL games.
Halvorson came to New Ulm following a three-year career with Northfield High in Minnesota, where he served as captain in 2017-18. There, he played 73 total games and recorded 66g-63a--129pts, nabbing at least 20 goals in each individual season.