Knights duo of Busch and Remers make NCAA commitments
March 9, 2016
The Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights, proud members of the NAHL, are pleased to announce that two more players have made NCAA commitments.
Forward Blake Busch has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Falcons and forward Zach Remers has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for the Buffalo State Bengals. Both players will be attending their new schools in the upcoming fall. This brings the number of committed NAHL Knights players to seven in the organization’s inaugural season.
“Once again we are extremely excited for our players moving on to play NCAA hockey. Both Blake and Zach joined us after our slow start and helped to get our program moving in a positive direction and have helped us compete in a very tough East Division. We wish them nothing but success and they will forever be part of the Knight’s Alumni,” said Head Coach Tom Kowal.
Busch, 20, is in his first season playing in the NAHL. The native of Prior Lake, MN, has recorded 33 points in 47 games so far this season with the Knights. Busch (6’3/215) began the season with the Brookings Blizzard, where he had three points in four games before being traded to the Knights. Busch also has experience playing in the NA3HL with the Topeka (now Atlanta) Capitals. Prior to playing junior hockey, Busch played high school hockey in Minnesota for Prior Lake High School.
Busch recently played in the 2016 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament for the East Division team, where he recorded an assist in the two games.
“I am honored to be going to Wisconsin-River Falls. It has been a dream of mine to play college hockey and this is a fantastic fit for me. I would like to thank my parents for supporting me throughout this long journey and am grateful for their never-ending support,” said Busch. “I also want to thank the Knights organization and all the people there who have helped put the program together to give us all the opportunity to move on to higher levels of hockey.”
Remers, 20, is also playing in his first season in the NAHL, but has been a part of the Knights organization for the part four years. The native of Tampa, FL, has 17 points in 33 games played so far this season. Remers (6’0/190) played in the Knights youth system prior to playing junior hockey.
“I am excited to start my college hockey career with Buffalo State. I feel like it is a place that I can grow as both a player and person. I would like to thank the wonderful people at the WBS Knights organization who helped me develop and made me feel at home, as well as my family who guided me and supported me throughout the years,” noted Remers.