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Willmar goalie Olson makes college commitment

July 24, 2022

Cooper Olson at the 2022 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament.

The Willmar WarHawks of the NA3HL are pleased to announce that Top Prospects goaltender Cooper Olson has committed to play ACHA Division I hockey for Purdue University-Northwest.

Olson 20, is a 5’11/171 lbs. goalie from Osseo, MN, and just finished his 2nd season of junior hockey in the NA3HL.

His rookie year in 2020-21, Cooper served and developed in a backup role playing 9 games with a 4.33 GAA and .879 SV%.

Returning this season determined to become the starting goaltender for the WarHawks. Cooper put up a 16-3-0-1 record while appearing in 22 regular season games with an outstanding 2.04 GAA and .932 SV% while posting 3 shutouts. Earning himself a path to the NA3HL 2022 Top Prospects Tournament. Cooper finalized his time in juniors and with the WarHawks as the organizations goalie leader in wins in a single season (16) and career wins as a WarHawk.

“Cooper was an outstanding showing of player development and dedication year 1 to year 2 here in Willmar, the strides he made were a big part of our teams success this season with goaltending being such an important position. Not only on the ice did he make a big impact but also off the ice where he led our team in community service interaction.” stated WarHawks head coach Connor White

The WarHawks congratulate Cooper on his college commitment to Purdue University-Northwest where he will be majoring in engineering along with wishing him all the best as his hockey career continues to move forward with Purdue’s ACHA Div. 1 team.

Click here for an NA3HL College Commitment list

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