Chippewa forward Hansson makes NCAA DI commitment
The Chippewa Steel of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that forward Liam Hansson has committed to play NCAA Division 1 hockey for the Air Force Academy. Hansson will attend the Academy beginning in the fall of 2022.
The 6’0/187 lbs. native of Ramsey, NJ played in 34 games for the Steel during the 2020-21 season, leading the team in scoring with 30 points (10 goals, 20 assists) in 34 games played.
“I am honored, proud and excited to announce my commitment to further my education and play Division 1 hockey for Air Force Hockey. This wouldn’t be possible without the support of my family, friends, coaches and teammates. #AirForceAcademy #GoFalcons,” said Hansson on Twitter.
Hansson, 19, played in 47 games for the Jamestown Rebels prior to coming to Chippewa Falls. For the Rebels, he scored 9 goals and dished out 22 assists during the 2019-2020 season.
In 81 career NAHL games, Hansson has recorded 61 points.
“Liam has tremendous skill, he has elite vision and high-end scoring ability. He is going to fit in very well at Air Force under Coach Frank Serratore. We look forward to having him back with us next year and gaining another year of growth while he prepares for the Academy,” stated Steel Head Coach and General Manager Mike Janda.