Maryland defenseman Kons makes NCAA commitment
The Maryland Black Bears of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that defenseman Logan Kons has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for Augsburg University.
Kons, 20, capped off an impressive NAHL career by making a huge impact for the team both on and off the ice this season.
The 5’11/190 lbs. native of Chicago, Illinois, had his best career season on this ice as he was 2nd on the team for defensive scoring with 24 points (5 goals, 19 assists) in 52 games played during the 2019-20 season. As a result, Kons was selected to and played in the 2020 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament for the East Division team.
Over the course of his three-year NAHL career with both the Black Bears and the Coulee Region Chill, Kons played in 116 career games and recorded 35 points.
“I want to thank the Maryland Black Bears organization for helping me get to the next chapter of my career at Augsburg University. I have grown tremendously as a player and as a person due to the support from coaches, family and friends throughout the process. I also want to thank the Black Bear fans for the endless support throughout the first two years. Maryland will always be a special place as my billet family created a second home for me. I am very excited for the next four years at Augsburg University.”
However, Kons’ biggest impact may have come off the ice this season when he was named the recipient of the NAHL’s Community Service Award. All of the Black Bears community events would not have been possible without the help of Kons. Along with attending each event, he was directly responsible for streamlining the communication to players regarding the details of each event and ensuring there enough players in attendance. Whenever there was an opportunity to make a difference, attend a community event or volunteer, he ensured it bore the spirit of the Black Bear Nation because he’s done so much to define it.
“Logan has set the benchmark for being a Captain with the Maryland Black Bears organization. He is a classy individual, well respected by his peers and a heck of a defenseman. We enjoyed his presence with our team for the past two seasons and wish him all the best on the next step of his academic and hockey career. He will be a great addition to the Augsburg program. It is hard to put into words what Logan has meant to the coaching staff, front office staff, and our amazing fans. We look forward to seeing Logan come back and visit, and like all Black Bears alumni, is always welcome back to The Den,” said Black Bears head coach Clint Mylymok.