Wilderness forward Jordan makes NCAA DI commitment
December 6, 2013
Zach Jordan becomes the first player from the Minnesota Wilderness to make an NCAA Division I commitment.
The Minnesota Wilderness, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that forward Zach Jordan has made his NCAA Division I commitment to Michigan Tech University. Michigan Tech currently competes in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA).
Jordan (6’3/200) is the first ever player from the NAHL Wilderness organization to make a NCAA Division I commitment. The 17-year-old from Collinsville, Illinois, is in his first NAHL season.
In 20 games to date, Jordan has a goal and an assist and is a +1 on the season. Both of his points came in the first game of the season, which was a 4-1 win at the NAHL Showcase over Odessa. Prior to this season, Jordan played Midget AA hockey for Twin Bridges in the CSDHL.
“We are very excited for Zach and the opportunity he is going to have both in hockey and academically with Michigan Tech,” said Wilderness head coach Corey Millen. “This is a really big deal, being the first commit for our organization, but when it is said and done, this is about Zach and his hard work and determination over the year.”
Michigan Tech is coached by Mel Pearson. One of Michigan Tech’s assistant coaches is Bill Muckalt, who used to be a head coach in the NAHL. The revamping of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, the renewal of some old rivalries and the return of a potent lineup make the 2013-14 Michigan Tech hockey season one of the most anticipated in recent memory. The Huskies will play a challenging non-conference schedule including road series at Minnesota Duluth, Notre Dame and Michigan and a pair of games at home vs. Michigan State. The other non-conference games will be a pair of outdoor games at Comerica Park in Detroit for the 49th annual Great Lakes Invitational.