Wilderness forward Zuffante makes NCAA DI commitment
December 8, 2016
The Minnesota Wilderness, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that forward Mike Zuffante, 18, has committed to play his NCAA Division I Hockey at Bentley University, members of the Atlantic Hockey Association.
Zuffante, a first year player for the Wilderness and native of Bloomingdale, Illinois, is currently tied for 6th in NAHL rookie scoring with 25 points in 26 games played so far during the 2016-17 season.
First year Wilderness Head Coach Tim Madsen said, “Our entire organization is very proud of Mike. He is going to be a very good college hockey player with his high hockey IQ & skill level. Mike is an A+ character person who will represent Bentley University very well.”
Zuffante (5’9/175), who will be the 4th player on the current Wilderness roster to have his NCAA hockey plans, said, “I am very excited to be attending Bentley University in the fall of 2018. As a small business school just outside the heart of Boston, the University fulfills all of my dreams. I want to thank the Wilderness organization, the coaching staff, and my teammates for get me to this point. I couldn’t be here without them and their support.”
Bentley University is a private co-educational university in Waltham, Massachusetts, 9 miles west of Boston, focused on business. The University is currently building a brand new 45 million dollar multi-purpose arena on campus and is expected to open January of 2018.
Prior to playing for the Wilderness this season, Zuffante spent his Bantam and Midget seasons with the Chicago Fury program of the Tier 1 Elite League.