Corpus Christi forward Headland makes NCAA commitment
June 12, 2019
The Corpus Christi IceRays of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that forward Matthew Headland has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for the SUNY-Canton Kangaroos.
The 5'9/161 lbs native of Nottingham, England will begin his student-athlete career at the State University of New York College of Technology at Canton this fall (2019-20).
“I’m very happy for Matt as he has worked extremely hard for this opportunity,” said IceRays Head Coach/GM Ryan Cruthers. “We look forward to watching him at the next level.”
The 5-foot-9, 161-pound, left-shot forward is the 14th player from the IceRays’ roster to commit to an NCAA school.
Headland, 20, was added to the IceRays’ roster in mid-November, posting 15 points (5+10) in 39 regular season games, as well as playing in all five playoff games. Headland scored the lone goal in the IceRays’ 1-0 victory over the Topeka Pilots on April 5, clinching the team’s third-consecutive playoff berth.
Headland had previously played for the New Jersey Titans in the NAHL during portions of both the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons. In 50 total NAHL games, he has recorded 21 points.
Headland is the second member of the 2018-19 IceRays to commit to SUNY Canton after forward Brendan McCormack, who played for Corpus Christi through December, committed to the “Roos” in April.