Coulee Region forward Dineen makes NCAA DI commitment
May 10, 2017
The Coulee Region Chill, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that forward Kevin Dineen has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for Army, members of the Atlantic Hockey Association.
Dineen, 21, just completed his third and final season of playing hockey in the NAHL. The native of Faribault, Minnesota, was second in team scoring this season with 59 points (20 goals, 39 assists) in 58 games played.
Dineen (5’11/170) was also selected to and played in the 2017 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament for the Midwest Division Team.
“I am really honored to have the opportunity to join the winning culture they have built at West Point. I am also very thankful for my family who has supported me throughout my last three years. I can't wait to be apart of the Army family,” said Dineen.
After playing prep school hockey at Shattuck-St. Mary’s, Dineen broke into the NAHL during the 2014-15 season with the Janesville Jets. The 2015-16 season was spent with Janesville, the Minnesota Magicians and the Chill. In 130 career NAHL games, Dineen recorded 103 points.
He is the 11th Chill player this season who has made an NAHL commitment.
“The Coulee Region Chill organization is excited for Kevin and his recent commitment to attend West Point in the Fall. It is a unique opportunity to attend an institution like West Point and Kevin knew it was a great fit right away,” said Chill head coach Ryan Egan. “He played a large role in this teams success the last two years and we are happy that he has achieved the outcome he was hoping for. We wish Kevin the best of luck both on and off the ice at West Point and we look forward to seeing him wear the Black Knight uniform.”