Fairbanks forward Eisele makes NCAA D1 commitment
March 18, 2020
The Fairbanks Ice Dogs of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that forward Adam Eisele has committed to play NCAA Division 1 hockey at Minnesota State in the WCHA.
Eisele, 18, just completed his first season in the NAHL. The 6’1/185 lbs. native of Lake Elmo, Minnesota, was 4th on the team in scoring this season with 43 points (18 goals, 25 assists) in 51 games played.
“Adam has unlimited growth and potential. He’s got a good frame,” Ice Dogs head coach Trevor Stewart said. “He’s determined to get better. You put that combination together and it could be a pretty good recipe for success.”
“Obviously, right away, you know the coach (Mike Hastings, head coach) is one of the best there is in the NCAA,” said Eisele. “I’m pretty lucky to be going somewhere like that.”
Eisele also admired the fans at the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center in Mankato, Minnesota. The Mavericks, of Mankato, Minnesota, captured the WCHA regular-season title and swept the Alaska Anchorage Seawolves in a best-of-three quarterfinal playoff series March 6 and 7 in Mankato.
Eisele, when he made a campus visit in February, also admired the fans at the Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center in Mankato, Minnesota. They remind him of fans he became familiar with this season at the Big Dipper Ice Arena.
“The fan base they’ve got there is almost as good as the Ice Dogs’,” Eisele said. “I wouldn’t say as good, but they’ve got great fans down there and that’s going to help a lot. I met some of the guys (Mavericks players) there and I’m excited to play with them.”