Coulee Region forward Kendall makes NCAA DI commitment
June 26, 2017
The Coulee Region Chill, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that forward Justin Kendall has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey at Niagara University, members of the Division I Atlantic Hockey Association.
The commitment was the 260th NCAA commitment during the 2016-17 season for NAHL teams, which set a new single-season league record.
Kendall, 19, just completed his second year playing in the NAHL for the Chill. The native of Holmen, Wisconsin, appeared in 20 regular season games for Coulee Region this season, recording 23 points, which included 14 goals and 9 assists. He also had three points in three playoff games.
“The Chill organization is very proud of and excited for Justin on his commitment to Niagara University. Justin is a local player that has been a large part of our organizations success over the past two seasons. His talent and character will be great assets for Coach Lammers at Niagara over the next four years,” said Chill head coach Ryan Egan.
Kendall (5’11/175) began the season with the Lincoln Stars in the USHL before making his way back to Coulee Region.
Kendall played most of the 2015-16 season for the Chill as well, recording 27 points in 45 games played. Prior to playing in the NAHL for the Chill, Kendall played for both Team Wisconsin and Aquinas/GET/Holmen High School.
In 65 total NAHL games over the course of two seasons, Kendall has recorded 50 points, including 30 goals.
“I am honored to have this opportunity to play NCAA Division I hockey. The North American Hockey League has given me a lot of exposure and I thank them for that,” said an excited Kendall.