Northeast forward Kaminski makes NCAA commitment
The Northeast Generals of the NA3HL are thrilled to announce that veteran forward Tyler Kaminski has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for Arcadia University.
Kaminski, 21, joined the Generals in a trade during the 2019-20 season. In 11 games that year he had 5 goals and 8 assists for 13 points.
The 5’9/170 lbs. native of Rockford, MI, followed up his first season in a Gens uniform with 37 points in 39 regular season games during the 2020-21 season In 8 playoff games in which Kaminski helped lead the Generals to their first Fraser Cup appearance, he tallied 4 goals and 2 assists.
Overall in three NA3HL seasons with Northeast and Gillette, Kaminski played in 123 career regular season games and had 139 career points.
“Great signing for Arcadia. Tyler is a phenomenal kid who worked his tail off for us. He played 1 1/2 seasons for the Gillette Wild where he put up great numbers. He came to us and joined one of the most high-powered offenses the NA3HL has ever seen. He acclimated quickly and his gritty style made him a fan and teammate favorite immediately. He was a great captain and player for me and has left big shoes to fill this upcoming season. I know he will be a great addition to Arcadia,” said Head Coach Darryl Locke.
Arcadia University will makes it’s NCAA debut in 2021-22. They will play in the UCHC. The UCHC is the top Division III hockey conference in the region. Other institutions in the conference include Chatham, Elmira, King’s, Lebanon Valley, Manhattanville, Nazareth, Neumann, Stevenson, Utica, and Wilkes.
NAHL Head Coach Bryan Erikson said, “So proud of Tyler. He has constantly proven people wrong. And after 2 years with Coach Locke he has matured both on and off the ice. Now he gets to play for a man Vincent Pietrangelo who is a great person and Coach. Very excited for Tyler.”