Coulee Region forward Sofo makes NCAA DI commitment
May 26, 2017
The Coulee Region Chill, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that forward Joe Sofo has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for the University of Alaska-Anchorage of the WCHA.
Sofo, 20, just completed his third and final season playing in the NAHL and his second overall for the Chill. The native of Sylvania, Ohio, had his best career season in 2016-17, as he recorded 51 points (27 goals, 24 assists) during the regular season and had another two points in three playoff games.
"I've worked my whole life for this. It's been a long journey, and I couldn't have done it without the opportunity the North American Hockey League has given me. It's been a great experience but I'm excited for the future,” said Sofo.
Sofo (5’10/182) was also selected to and played in the 2017 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament for the Midwest Division team, where he recorded a goal in two games.
Sofo played a total of three NAHL seasons with Coulee Region, Janesville, Keystone and Port Huron. In 155 career NAHL regular season games, Sofo recorded 87 career points.
Prior to playing in the NAHL, Sofo played for the Honeybaked 18U team in the HPHL during the 2013-14 season.
“The Chill organization is very excited for Joe and his commitment to the University of Alaska-Anchorage. We were happy to be apart of his development and ultimately helping him reach his goal of playing hockey at the NCAA Division I level. The Chill staff and its fans will look forward to watching Joe on his journey as a Seawolf,” said Coulee Region head coach Ryan Egan.