Wild forward Tuomie makes NCAA DI commitment
July 3, 2014
The Wenatchee Wild, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that forward Parker Tuomie has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for Minnesota State University-Mankato, who are members of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA).
Tuomie played with the Jungadler Mannheim program in Germany before moving to the United States last year to begin his junior career in Wenatchee in the NAHL. Tuomie finished second on the Wild in scoring with 24 goals and 25 assists in 49 games last season. He also represented Germany at the World Juniors last year. He also had three goals in 10 Robertson Cup playoff games.
Tuomie, 18, is a native of Hassfurt, Germany, though is no stranger to the United States or the hockey popular state of Minnesota. His father, Tray Tuomie, was a Minnesota-native that played high school hockey at Hill-Murray before playing college hockey at St. Cloud State and Wisconsin. The elder Tuomie played professional hockey in Germany after his college career, settling there, and becoming a coach after his hockey career ended. He is currently head coach of the Nurnberg Ice Tigers in Germany's top professional league.
Tuomie’s commitment is just one of any recent NAHL commitments, where the players all participated in the NAHL Top Prospects Tournament. Tuomie played for the NAHL 18U Selects team while at the event and had a goal in the team’s 3-0 win over the HPHL Selects team.
Tuomie is the 8th NCAA Division I commitment off the Wenatchee roster this season. Both Wenatchee assistant coaches Chris Clark and Ryan McKelvie attended Minnesota State University-Mankato as well.