Wilderness forward Allard makes NCAA DI commitment
The Minnesota Wilderness of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that veteran forward Mitchell Allard has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for Lindenwood University.
Allard, 21, is in his second and final season playing in the NAHL for the Wilderness. The 6’1/205 lbs. native of Shelby Township, MI, currently has 10 points (7 goals, 3 assists) in 42 games played so far during the 2020-21 season.
“I am very excited to announce my commitment to further my education and play NCAA Division 1 college hockey at Lindenwood University. I would like to thank my family, friends, teammates, and coaches who have supported me along the way,” stated Allard on Twitter.
During the 2019-20 season, Allard appeared in 37 games and recorded 10 points.
“I am beyond excited for Mitchell to commit to Lindenwood University to play Division I hockey. The last two seasons have been full of adversity for him due to covid, but his resolve to achieving his dream has never wavered. It has been a pleasure to coach him these last two seasons, to be part of his development, and to watch him grow not only as a player and as a man. He will bring strong leadership skills and infallible character to the Lindenwood Loins program as they start their journey in Division I NCAA hockey. As an organization, we couldn’t be happier for Mitchell and we look forward to watching his continued success the remainder of our season,” said Wilderness head coach Jon Vaillancourt.
Prior to playing in the NAHL, Allard played midget hockey in Michigan for Victory Honda and the Oakland Jr. Grizzlies.