Springfield defenseman Fear makes NCAA DI commitment
March 3, 2016
The Springfield Jr. Blues, proud members of the NAHL, are pleased to announce that defenseman Erich Fear has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey at the University of Denver. The University of Denver plays in the National Collegiate Hockey Conference and is a member of the NCAA Division I.
Fear, 18, is in his first year with the Jr. Blues and his first year in the NAHL. He has nine points on the season and is +7 in 46 regular season games.
Fear (6’5/215) was also selected to compete at the 2016 NAHL Top Prospects tournament for the NAHL Selects team. He was a +4 in the two wins by the Selects team.
“I’m excited for the opportunity to play at Denver. I’m excited to get there and start working and developing to earn a chance to play,” said Fear. “I’m thankful for Springfield and the Jr. Blues for helping to develop me and get me to this point.”
“It was great to watch Erich work hard and grow as a player over the course of the last seven months. He works hard and is extremely coachable. I am excited that he found the perfect fit both academically and athletically. He is the perfect NAHL success story,” said Jr. Blues head coach Tony Zasowski.
Prior to playing in the NAHL, the native of Winnetka, Illinois, played in the HPHL for both the Chicago Mission and Team Illinois.
Fear is the eighth Jr. Blues player to make a college commitment this year including: Sam Craggs - Bowling Green University; Tommy Nappier – Ohio State; Michael Houle – Bowling Green University; Teddy Rotenberger – University of Alabama Hunstville; Brady Tomlak – Air Force Academy; Hunter Schneider – Wisconsin River Falls; Trevor Stone – Air Force Academy.