Bismarck defenseman Stauber makes NCAA commitment
June 3, 2020
The Bismarck Bobcats of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that Top Prospects defenseman Willy Stauber has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
Stauber, 20, concluded a very successful and consistent two-year NAHL career this season. The 6’2/200 lbs. native of Duluth, Minnesota, who served as an assistant captain for the Bobcats in 2019-20, put together another productive season on the ice with 12 points (3 goals, 9 assists) in 44 games played.
Stauber was also selected to and played in the 2020 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament for the undefeated Central Division team, where he had one assist in two games.
“Willy was a great leader on and off the ice for our team. He also played a big part when he was healthy again in February and was able to help us go on our run at the right time. He plays physical and is a great defender,” said Bismarck head coach Layne Sedevie.
Stauber’s successful came on the heels of a breakout rookie season in 2018-19 when he posted 22 points in 53 games played, which ranked him 2nd among Bismarck defensemen in scoring that season. For his NAHL career, Stauber appeared in 105 career games and posted 34 points.
Prior to playing in the NAHL, Stauber was a standout defenseman for Duluth Marshall High School in Minnesota for four years.