Fairbanks forward Wendt makes NCAA DI commitment
February 15, 2018
The Fairbanks Ice Dogs of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that forward Hunter Wendt has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for Ferris State University in the WCHA.
Wendt, who is from Troy, Michigan, about 178 miles from Ferris State in Big Rapids, is the Ice Dogs’ fourth-leading scorer with 42 points (12 goals, 30 assists) in 44 games played so far this season. Wendt, 20, was named to the NAHL Midwest Division Top Prospects team on Monday, but because of the commitment, will be replaced in the event.
Wendt (5’8/170) is in his second and final season playing in the NAHL for Fairbanks. In 103 career NAHL games, he has recorded 80 points.
Ferris State University is getting a second-generation Bulldog in Wendt. Wendt’s father, Tim, played right wing for Ferris State from 1980-84.
“My dad played at Ferris State and I grew up there (Michigan),” Wendt said. “I’m really excited to go there.”
Wendt is the 7th player from the 2017-18 Ice Dogs squad who has made an NCAA Division I commitment this season.