Minot forward Skoog makes NCAA DI commitment
July 8, 2019
The Minot Minotauros of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are proud to announce that forward Wilmer Skoog has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey at Boston University for next season.
Skoog, 19, becomes the Minotauros 44th NCAA Division I commitment and 77th NCAA commitment overall.
The 6’1/191 lbs. native of posted 18 goals and 29 assists for 47 points in his rookie season with the Tauros and added four points in seven playoff games. His 47 points in the regular season also ranked 3rd in scoring for Minot.
"I chose Boston University because it is a great fit for me in every aspect; school, hockey, and location,” said Skoog, who is still undecided as to what he will major in, but is interested in business or communication.
Tauros’ Head Coach and General Manager Marty Murray was understandably disappointed to lose Skoog a year earlier than planned, but was excited to see the forward gain the opportunity. “I believe Wilmer will be a great addition to one of the best programs in the country, he possesses good size and high end skill; he plays with an edge and has the ability to get under the opposing teams skin,” said Murray.
Skoog believed his year in Minot, his first playing junior hockey in the United States, was key to getting the opportunity at Boston University. “I learned and experienced a lot of new things both on and off the ice. I want to thank all the players from the team and also the coaching staff and my billet family, the Bosers.”