Killer Bees defenseman Mostrom makes NCAA DI commitment
January 15, 2014
Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees defenseman Sean Mostrom has made a NCAA Division I commitment to the University of Denver of the NCHC.
The Rio Grande Valley Killer Bees, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that defenseman Sean Mostrom has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for the University of Denver. Denver is a member of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC).
Mostrom is the first active player from the Killer Bees roster to make an NCAA Division I commitment.
Mostrom, 19, is in his first season with the Killer Bees. He has appeared in 25 games this season, registering nine points (3 goals, 6 assists). The native of Wayzata, Minnesota has also spent time in the NAHL with the Brooking Blizzard organization in both 2011-12 (then Alexandria) and also in 2012-13.
Prior to his junior hockey career, Mostrom (6’3/205) was a standout defenseman for Providence Academy in Minnesota.
“I feel very honored to be the first commitment from the Killer Bees because we have a bunch of really talented guys on this team,” said Mostrom. “I have always wanted to go to the University of Denver, so for it be to a reality is a dream come true for me and I couldn’t be happier. I want to thank the Killer Bees organization and Coach Coombs. I feel like since I have been here my game as improved and think my confidence as a player is at an all-time high right now.”
“This is a very important commitment for us because it is our first with an active player. I think from a coaching perspective it is very exciting because we have a lot of talented players on this team and we feel Sean’s commitment will be the first of many to come,” said Killer Bees head coach Joe Coombs. “I know Denver was Sean’s #1 pick, so we are very happy for him. He is going to a premiere NCAA program with a fantastic coach.”
Coombs continued… “Sean skates very well and understands how to move the puck. He is a big, strong and physical defenseman. He scores timely goals, but most important of all, he remains responsible on the defensive side. He competes really well and doesn’t take a night off and he should be able to adjust to the NCAA level in a short period of time.”
Founded in 1864, only a few years after the city itself, the University of Denver is one of the country's premier private universities. The University's 125-acre campus, a few miles south of downtown Denver, is home to more than 11,000 students hailing from all regions of the U.S. and 93 other countries. The Pioneers’ first season of college hockey was 1949-50. DU has won seven NCAA Championships beginning in 1958 (1958, 1960, 1961, 1968, 1969, 2004, 2005) tying the Pioneers for second on the all-time list. Denver is coached by Jim Montgomery.