Fairbanks forward Tomberlin makes NCAA DI commitment
May 13, 2016
The Fairbanks Ice Dogs, proud members of the NAHL, are pleased to announce that forward Tyler Tomberlin has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey at Niagara University in the Atlantic Hockey Association.
Tomberlin, 20, is in his second full and final season playing in the NAHL. The native of Andover, Minnesota, had a very good 2015-16 season, which has continued in the playoffs. During the regular season, Tomberlin (5’10/180) recorded 63 points in 59 games played. During the playoffs, Tomberlin has recorded six points in 10 games played, including an assist in Thursday night’s 2-1 win over Aston in Game 1 of the Robertson Cup Semi-Finals.
Tomberlin was also selected to and played in the 2016 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament back in February for the Midwest Division team.
“We are very proud of Tyler, who is someone that has made great strides and development in his game in the two years he has spent with the Ice Dogs. He is a very hard worker and plays smart hockey,” said Fairbanks head coach Trevor Stewart.
Tomberlin made his NAHL debut as an affiliate player for the Minnesota Magicians in November of 2013.
In the 2014-15 season, he played in 32 games for Fairbanks and recorded 10 points. His is NAHL career, Tomberlin has played in 93 games and recorded 74 points.
He is the 10th player on the Ice Dogs roster to make an NCAA commitment.