Magicians defenseman Ferrandino makes NCAA DI commitment
The Minnesota Magicians of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that defenseman Michael Ferrandino has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for the University of St. Thomas in the CCHA.
Ferrandino, 20, is a veteran defenseman, who is in his fifth season of playing junior hockey and first season in the NAHL. The 5’10/180 lbs. native of Lisle, Illinois, currently has two points in four games played with the Magicians so far during the 2020-21 season.
“Proud to announce my commitment to play Division 1 hockey at the University of St. Thomas! Big thank you to God, my family, coaches, teammates, and friends for their support over the years. Excited to start the tradition,’ said Ferrandio on Twitter.
“St. Thomas is getting a smart player and a stand-up person in Michael. He’s put a lot of time and effort into fine-tuning his craft at the junior level. His dedication to the game is admirable. We couldn’t be more excited for him,” said Magicians head coach Stu Bickel.
Prior to playing in the NAHL for the Magicians, Ferrandino spent four and half seasons in the USHL with four different teams, totaling 218 career games. Prior to that, he played his youth hockey for the Chicago Young Americans.
Ferrandino is the 9th player of the 2020-21 Magicians roster who has earned an NCAA Division I commitment.