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Cyclones duo of Anderson and Bakhtin make college commitments

May 10, 2022

The Wausau Cyclones are proud to announce that forward Luke Anderson and forward Pavel Bakhtin have both committed to play ACHA Division 1 college hockey at Indiana Tech.

Anderson and Bakhtin were key contributors from the Cyclones inaugural season playoff team that saw the franchise win 15 more games than the previous year.

Anderson, a native of Canton, Michigan played in all 49 games this season where he contributed 12 goals and 18 assists for 30 points. Last season, the 20-year-old also played in the NA3HL for the El Paso Rhinos, where he had 11 points in 31 games played.

Prior to playing in the NA3HL, Anderson spent two seasons playing in the NAPHL for the Meijer AAA 18U and 16U teams.

Bakhtin, a native of West Bloomfield, Michigan netted 7 goals and had 24 assists  for 31 points in 46 games for Wausau. The 21-year-old was also selected to and played in both the 2022 and 2021 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournaments. During the 2020-21 season, Bakhtin played in the NA3HL for both the Wausau RiverWolves and El Paso Rhinos. In 31 combined games that season, he recorded 18 points.

“We are thrilled for Pavel and Luke to continue their hockey careers and begin their education together at Indiana Tech. Indiana Tech has solidified themselves as one of the top programs at the ACHA Division 1 level in the past few years and we can’t wait to watch both Luke and Pavel’s development over the next 4 years. Both guys worked extremely hard for this opportunity, and I couldn’t be happier for them,” stated Head Coach Colin Bailey.

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