Shreveport defenseman Regula makes NCAA DI commitment
January 31, 2019
The Shreveport Mudbugs, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that defenseman CJ Regula has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for Ohio State University in the B1G.
Regula, 20, is in his final season of playing junior hockey in the NAHL, which has spanned the past three seasons. The 6’3/200 lbs. native of West Bloomfield, Michigan, has recorded 25 points in 31 games played this season, which has been spend between the Mudbugs and the Minnesota Wilderness.
Regula was named the NAHL’s South Division Star of the Week on Monday as he was a major factor in all three Mudbugs wins this past weekend, recording seven points (1 goal, 6 assists) and a +6 rating.
“Well when I went on my visit I was blown away,” Regula told MiHockey. “Its an unbelievable program surrounded by an amazing coaching staff. That, along with everything Ohio State has to offer, is why I chose to play there. I’m more than proud to be going to Ohio State and I’m super excited for what the future holds.”
“We feel CJ is really coming along well since joining the Mudbugs. He’s been feeling more comfortable and confident on the ice and his performance this past week has been a reflection of that. He’s been poised with puck, making heads up simple plays and moving his feet well. This little taste of success is attributed not only to his consistent play, but also that of his teammates,” said Mudbugs head coach Jason Campbell. “This great NCAA commitment has given him even more ammunition to better himself as a player and teammate for the remainder of the season. We are very proud of him.
Overall in three seasons in the NAHL, which has been spent with the Mudbugs, Wilderness, Corpus Christi IceRays, and Wichita Falls Wildcats, Regula has 66 points in 140 career regular season games.