Kenai River forward Carroll makes NCAA commitment
March 22, 2017
The Kenai River Brown Bears, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are proud to announce that forward Lucas Carroll has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Carroll, 20, began the season playing in the NAHL for the Austin Bruins. Following that five-game stint, he then joined the Granite City Lumberjacks in the NA3HL, where he played in three games and recorded two goals.
The 6’0/175 lbs. native of St. Francis, Minnesota, then joined the Brown Bears for good in late October and has played well in his 39 games with the team, recording nine points.
“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity that was given to me by the Brown Bears. I feel prepared for the next level, and I am excited for my next four years in the NCAA at UW-Stout. I can’t thank Terry Watkins and his coaching staff enough for giving me the opportunity to realize my dream of playing college hockey while earning my degree,” said Carroll.
Carroll spent the entire 2015-16 season with Granite City in the NA3HL, where he had 24 points in 39 games played. He also played in the 2016 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament for the West Division team.
“With Lucas’s work ethic and drive he will have a great college experience on and off the ice,” said Brown Bears Head Coach Jeff Worlton. “It has been a pleasure to have Lucas on the team this season and we wish him the best of luck in his future.”