Amarillo defenseman Carlin makes NCAA D1 commitment
March 24, 2020
The Amarillo Bulls of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that defenseman Noah Carlin has committed to play NCAA Division 1 hockey for Niagara University in Atlantic Hockey.
Carlin, 19, recently completed his second season with the Bulls. The 5’11/170 lbs. native of Marine City, Michigan, put up career numbers during the 2019-20 season as he tallied 30 points on 12 goals and 18 assists through his 50 games. His point total ranked him as the top defensive scorer on the Bulls roster.
“I’m so grateful and excited for this opportunity,” said Carlin. “I felt that Niagara would be the best fit for me not only as a player, but a person. It is a great school, and the education I will receive will help set me up for success in life. The hockey program is outstanding, and I’m so excited to be a part of it. I’d like to thank Coach Russo and Coach Lewis for everything they have done for me, and helping me get to where I am. I’d also like to thank my family for making so many sacrifices and always supporting me.”
Carlin joined the Bulls during the 2018-19 season, playing in 46 regular-season games and 13 postseason appearances. Overall in 96 career NAHL games, Carlin has recorded 36 points.
“We are extremely proud of Noah and excited for him and his family,” said Head Coach Rocky Russo. “He worked very hard to improve his game the last two seasons, and his commitment to Niagara is well earned. We are also thrilled that Noah will be returning to Amarillo for the 2020-21 season. He will be one of our captains and a huge part of our success as we chase our goal of winning a Robertson Cup. There is no doubt that Noah will be a tremendous addition to Coach Lammers program and Niagara University as a whole.”