Magicians duo of Laukaitis and Kobylanskiy make NCAA commitments
July 6, 2018
The Minnesota Magicians of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce the commitment of two players from the 2017-18 team. Forward Arturas Laukaitis and defenseman Dima Kobylanskiy have both committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Laukaitis, 21, has spent two seasons playing under the NAHL umbrella. This past season, he played in 41 games in the NAHL, 40 of which were with the Magicians. The 6’2/185 lbs. native of Moscow, Russia, recorded 16 points in 40 games with the Magicians.
Laukaitis got his start in junior hockey in the United States in the NA3HL with the Atlanta Capitals during the 2015-16 season. He recorded 77 points in 45 games that season and was also selected to and played in the 2016 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament, where he had five points in three games.
Kobylanskiy, 21, played in the NAHL for two seasons beginning in 2016-17 with the Magicians. The Sioux Falls, South Dakota native by way of the Ukraine, played in 26 games with the Magicians during the 2017-18 season and had two assists. He also appeared in eight games with the Minnesota Wilderness.
During the 2016-17 season, Kobylanskiy (6’1/185) played in 49 NAHL games and had seven points.