St. Cloud defenseman Draeger makes NCAA commitment
March 20, 2020
The St. Cloud Blizzard of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are proud to announce that Top Prospects defenseman Brock Draeger has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
Draeger, 20, just completed his third and final season playing in the NAHL. The 6’0/205 lbs. native of Lakeville, Minnesota and assistant captain played 148 games in his three seasons with the Blizzard, collecting eight goals, 25 assists, and 33 points in his junior hockey career.
During the 2019-20 season, Draeger posted 15 points (4 goals, 11 assists) and also competed in the 2020 Top Prospects Tournament for the Central Division team.
“Playing three years for the blizzard I have grown a tremendous amount as a man and a hockey player,” Draeger said. “I cannot thank everyone enough that played a role in my junior career. From the moment I stepped on campus I could feel a great connection between the coaches and myself.”
Spending three seasons with the Blizzard, Draeger became a key role to this seasons leadership core. Head Coach and General Manager, Moe Mantha described Draeger’s career with the Blizzard. “River Falls is getting a very good player that can play a 200-foot game. One thing about Brock you will never question his work ethic and his commitment to the game of hockey,” said Mantha.
The defenseman will join the Falcons next season. UW-River Falls plays in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) and plays their home games at the W.H. Hunt Arena.