New Jersey defenseman Kuhl makes NCAA commitment
June 27, 2018
The New Jersey Titans of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are proud to announce that defenseman Cameron Kuhl has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey at SUNY-Plattsburgh for the 2018-19 season.
Kuhl, 20, is from Clifton Park, New York, and played 58 games in the 2017-18 campaign. He was traded midseason from the Topeka RoadRunners and played 25 games with the Titans. In that span, he notched a goal and three assists and a plus-2 rating.
Plattsburgh is a Division III program as part of the SUNY Athletic Conference and is led by head coach Bob Emery. Kuhl, who joins Greg Malafronte as the second Titan in as many years to commit to Plattsburgh, spoke about his excitement on becoming a Cardinal this fall.
"It means so much to be able to play for such an unbelievable program at such a good school. This junior journey for me was a long one but I’m glad that I’m able to end up in such a good spot," Kuhl said. "What stands out to me about Plattsburgh is the unbelievable history as such a powerhouse at the D-III level. They also just built a new school of business which is beautiful and I’m looking forward to taking classes there."
Titans head coach Craig Doremus discussed Kuhl's commitment and what his addition to the lineup meant for the team's second-half push in the regular season.
"Cam stepped into the lineup for us and immediately made an impact for on our team both on and off the ice. Acquiring a veteran defenseman was critical for us last year after the loss of Zach Parrot, and Cam did a superb job as a Titan," Doremus said. "Coach Emery is getting a good hockey player and great young man, and we look forward to following Cam throughout his collegiate career."
Kuhl also spoke fondly about his time in the Garden State. After he assumed the role as the Titans' physical, shutdown defender, Kuhl helped the team clinch second place in the East Division and secure home-ice advantage for the first round of the Robertson Cup Playoffs.
"My time in New Jersey was incredible. When I got traded, we were in fourth place but we knew that was never good enough. Craig and Bobby were always pushing us as a team to be the best we could on any given day, and I felt that from the first day I was there until the last," Kuhl said. "I can’t thank Craig, Bobby, and all the boys enough for taking me in and making my last few months of juniors so memorable. I have made lifelong friends with all of you."
The Titans would like to congratulate Cameron and his family as he continues his hockey career at the Division III collegiate level.