Shreveport goaltender Hudson makes NCAA DI commitment
The Shreveport Mudbugs of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that goaltender Cole Hudson has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for the University of Vermont in Hockey East.
Hudson, 20, is having an outstanding first year in the NAHL. The 6’1/175 lbs. native of Tonawanda, NY, has appeared in 15 games to date during the 2020-21 season and posted a sparkling 11-1-3 record for the 1st place Mudbugs.
“I’m very excited to announce my commitment to further my education and play Division I hockey at The University of Vermont. Big thank you to my family, teammates, coaches, and advisors for helping me over the years,” stated Hudson on Twitter.
“Since joining the Mudbugs early in the season Cole set the bar high for himself and the team. His consistent on and off the ice has given our team the opportunity to win some games while still achieving a personal goal of an NCAA Division 1 commitment to a great University of Vermont program. Cole will be a great addition to their locker room and classroom. Mudbugs hockey would like to wish Cole and Vermont the very best moving forward,” said Mudbugs head coach Jason Campbell.
Hudson is among the NAHL leaders in several goaltending statistics. He ranks 3rd in wins with 11, and 5th in both goals against average (2.13) and save percentage (.926).
Hudson was named the NAHL’s Goaltender of the Month back in November, where he posted a 4-0-1 record during the month. In those five games, Hudson faced a total of 126 shots and allowed just seven goals, making 119 saves, which was good for a .944 save percentage and a 1.40 goals against average.