Knights forward Hatten makes NCAA DI commitment
September 25, 2018
After an impressive showing at the NAHL Showcase, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights of the North American Hockey League are pleased to announce that forward Lincoln Hatten has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for Army over the weekend.
Hatten, a 6'3/190 lbs. pound native of Allen, Texas had an solid rookie campaign last season in 2017-18 with the Knights tallying 10 points in 47 regular season games. Hatten, 18, then took his game to the next level during the playoffs as the Knights won the East Division and advanced to the Robertson Cup Finals in May. Hatten put up five points in seven games during the Knights' run to the finals.
“Growing up I learned a lot about about my family history in the military and I thought it would be a great way to honor my family to attend West Point,” said Hatten. “I feel like Army will give me an opportunity of lifetime to learn a lot about myself and my character as well as help me reach the career goals I set for myself.”
“I speak for our entire staff when I say that Army is getting both a great player and person in Lincoln,” said Knights Head Coach Tom Kowal. “He's worked extremely hard on and off the ice from day one in Wilkes-Barre and has earned this opportunity to play at the Division I level.”
Prior to playing in the NAHL, Hatten spent a season playing for the Dallas Stars U16 team.
With Hatten's commitment to Army, the Knights now have nine players on the current 2018-19 roster committed to Division I programs.