Chippewa forward Vaughan makes NCAA commitment
April 7, 2020
The Chippewa Steel of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that Top Prospects forward Jake Vaughan has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for Connecticut College.
Vaughan, 20, just completed his second and final season of playing junior hockey in the NAHL. The 6’5/200 lbs. native of Colorado Springs, Colorado played in 29 games for the Steel during the 2019-20 season, scoring 6 goals and recording 7 assists for 13 points. He began the season with the Odessa Jackalopes, recording seven points in 22 games played.
Vaughan was also selected to compete in the NAHL Top Prospects Tournament in February where he recorded 1 assist in 2 games for the Midwest Division team.
Vaughan spent time with the Odessa Jackalopes and Bismarck Bobcats prior to coming to Chippewa Falls.
“Jake joined us mid-season and had an immediate impact on the ice and in the locker room. He worked hard to earn this opportunity and we’re happy for him and his family and he continues his hockey career at the next level,” said Steel Head Coach Carter Foguth.
Prior to playing in the NAHL, Vaughan spent one season playing in the NAPHL for the Shattuck-St. Mary’s 18U team during the 2016-17 season, where he had 25 points in 22 games played and also was selected to and played in the 2016-17 NAPHL 18U All-Star Game.