Aston forward Blackmun makes NCAA DI commitment
March 15, 2017
The Aston Rebels, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that forward Drew Blackmun has committed to play NCAA Division I Ice Hockey for Northeastern University. The Huskies play in the Hockey East conference. His commitment begins in the fall of 2017.
Blackmun, 21, is tied for second on the team with 40 points (16 goals and 24 assists), and he has a +24 +/-ratio. The Rebels’ assistant captain has played in the most games in franchise history with 109. The 6’0/175 lbs. Minneapolis, Minnesota native recently played in the 2017 NAHL’s Top Prospects Tournament where he had three points (2 goals and 1 assist) in two games for the East Division team.
“I instantly fell in love with Northeastern and everything that it had to offer,” stated Blackmun. “There are so many good things to say about it. The coaching staff is very passionate, and they truly care about their players. The campus is beautiful, and they offer top notch academics. Matthews Arena is filled with so much history, and I’m very excited to step on that ice as a Husky. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my family, friends and coaches for their support through the years. I also would like sincerely thank coach Coombs and the Rebels organization for all of their help,” concluded Blackmun.
“I’m very happy for Drew,” stated Rebels head coach Joe Coombs. “He is a terrific hockey player and leader. Most importantly he is a terrific person. He has an incredible work ethic and epitomizes the Rebels. Northeastern is getting an all-around quality player and person. Drew has worked extremely hard. He deserves this. I couldn’t be prouder of him,” concluded Coombs.
Northeastern University is located in Boston, MA. The Huskies currently have an overall record of 18-15-5.