New Ulm forward Gimberlin makes NCAA commitment
The New Ulm Steel of the NA3HL are proud to announce that Top Prospects forward Joey Gimberlin has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for Gustavus Adolphus College.
“I chose Gustavus because I like that campus and it had a great atmosphere, it is also close to home which I really like. I am starting off by majoring in business but that may change. The thing I am most looking forward to is meeting new people, meeting the guys on the team, and also expanding my horizons,” said Gimberlin.
The 5’11/160 lbs. native of St. Paul, Minnesota, played with the Steel in the NA3HL for the past seasons. During the most recent 2020-21 season, the 21-year-old played in 33 games, putting up 10 goals and 22 assists for 32 overall total points. Gimberlin was selected to and played in the 2021 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament where he played two games and scored one goal.
During the 2019-20 season, Gimberlin played in a total of 42 games, scoring 13 goals and adding 24 assists for an overall total of 37 points. Overall in 75 career NA3HL games, Gimberlin posted 69 points.
“My time playing for the Steel was great. I loved everyone I met in the program, made a lot of friends, and learned a lot on and off the ice. My experience also included some time playing in the NAHL for the Chippewa Steel which was also a great place to learn. Having Zach Stepan as a coach was awesome and he brought a great atmosphere to the game,” said Gimberlin.
Gimberlin started his hockey career at 4 years old. Growing up he played in the Sibley area, AAA hockey for the Minnesota Blades, and Minnesota Edge 2000 hockey. He then went on to play high school hockey at Cretin-Derham Hall where he put up 18 total points in the 2015-16 season, 12 total points in the 2016-17 season, and 15 total points in the 2017-18 season.