New Mexico defenseman Langefels makes NCAA DI commitment
The New Mexico Ice Wolves of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that veteran defenseman Keegan Langefels has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for Canisius College in Atlantic Hockey.
Langefels, 20, is in his second season of playing junior hockey in the NAHL. The 6’0/185 lbs. native of Eden Prairie, MN, has put up 15 points (4 goals, 11 assists) in 36 games played so far during the 2020-21. Last week, he was the runner-up for the South Division Star of the Week, recording five points in three games.
“I can’t thank my coaches, teammates and the Hubbard family enough for the two years I’ve spent in New Mexico. The Ice Wolves organization gave me all the opportunities and tools to develop my game and prepare me for the next level. I am very grateful for the time I have spent in Albuquerque, the relationships I have created and the lasting New Mexico memories I will carry with me. I am excited for the next step,” said Langefels.
Langefels also played for the Ice Wolves during the 2019-20 season, recording 14 points in 50 games played. Overall in 86 career NAHL games, he has record 29 points.
“I am extremely happy for Keegan on his commitment to Canisius. He was one of my first tendered players into the Ice Wolves Organization. He’s stuck to the process and gets better every day and as coach this is what I like to see,” said New Mexico head coach Phil Fox.
Prior to playing in the NAHL, Langefels was a standout defenseman for Eden Prairie High School in Minnesota, where he captained the team to a State Class AA Championship Game appearance in 2019. During that season, he was also named to the 2019 Class AA All-Tournament Team.