RoadRunners defenseman French makes NCAA commitment
The Texas RoadRunners of the NA3HL are pleased to announce that defenseman Brice French has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for Northland College in the WIAC.
French, 20, is currently playing in his first season in the NA3HL and second season overall of junior hockey. The 6’2/200 lbs. native of Fairbanks, AK, currently has 8 points in 30 games played so far during the 2020-21 season.
“Our staff has been tracking Brice for quite some time and could not be happier he will be joining us here at Northland College. We feel Brice will compete for a job immediately on our blueline,” stated Northland College Assistant Coach, Mike Lennon.
When speaking with French about his choice he shared that it was one of the top schools in the country for his major and he would also be able to continue his hockey career with an NCAA program that was interested in him as well.
French was no stranger to the RoadRunners family, as he spent time with the Colorado Springs Tigers in NAPHL for two seasons that is headed by Odessa Jackalopes scout Kevin Holmstrom.
“Brice is a guy that we wanted on our team last season and had tendered him, but he decided to follow another path. This year was a bit different as he was dropped off the New Mexico Ice Wolves roster in the NAHL and made the choice to join us knowing that he would still be close to New Mexico if needed as well as the relationship that we had created over the past year in talking about his future. We are happy that Brice came to the Runners this season and we were able to help him in his advancement to the NCAA. We wish him all the best in school as well as his future in hockey,” said RoadRunners Coach Mike Beavis.