The Owatonna Express has announced that forward Cory Thorson has committed to St. Cloud State University (WCHA) for next season.
He’s the seventh player who competed in January’s Sherwood/NAHL Top Prospects Tournament to commit to a Division I school after the event.
“Cory is a great kid and will be a great hockey player for the Huskies for the next four years,” said Express head coach Pat Cullen.
Thorson, a 19-year-old from Crystal, Minn., is tied for 10th in NAHL scoring with 51 points on 22 goals through 54 games this season.
“Cory is a very skilled hockey player and is very deserving of the opportunity to play in the WCHA,” Cullen added.
The other Top Prospects players who have committed to Division I schools since the event are: Bismarck Bobcats forwards Ben Danford (Canisius College) and Casey Kleisinger (Air Force Academy); Fairbanks Ice Dogs defenseman Josh Nelson (Minnesota State-Mankato); Janesville Jets forward Rui Encarnacao (University of Connecticut): Owatonna Express defenseman Jake Sloat (Bowling Green State University); and Wenatchee Wild forward Shawn Pauly (Air Force).
Thorson is the seventh current and former Express player with Division I plans in place.
View the complete NAHL College List here.