New Mexico forward Wille makes NCAA commitment
The New Mexico Ice Wolves of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are proud to announce that forward Jackson Wille has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for Hamline University in Saint Paul, MN.
In two seasons in the NAHL with the Ice Wolves, the Forest Lake, MN native Wille, 20, has played 92 games during the 2020-21 and 2019-20 seasons. The 5’10/200 lbs. forward has scored 15 points (10 goals, 5 assists) during his time in New Mexico and is excited to make the move back to Minnesota to attend and play for Hamline University starting next hockey season.
“I’m very grateful for the opportunity to continue my hockey career for Hamline University and want to thank my parents, teammates, coaches and the New Mexico Ice Wolves organization,” Wille said. “Coach Phil Fox and the entire coaching staff have helped develop my game and guide me to the next level. I’m looking forward to finishing our season strong with just three more games.”
NM Ice Wolves Head Coach Phil Fox always enjoys helping his players reach the next level of their playing career. “I’m thrilled for Wille on his commitment to Hamline University. He put in the work to take a big step this year and it’s nice he can return to his home state to continue playing,” said Fox.
Wille made his NAHL debut during the 2018-19 season with the Jamestown Rebels. Overall in three NAHL seasons, Wille has appeared in 115 regular season games and recorded 20 points.
Prior to playing in the NAHL, Wille played in the NAPHL for the Omaha AAA hockey club during the 2016-17 season.