Wilderness forward Plante makes NCAA DI commitment
The Minnesota Wilderness of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that forward Zam Plante has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for the University of Minnesota-Duluth of the NCHC.
Plante, 16, made his junior hockey and NAHL debut with the Wilderness during the 2020-21 season. The 5’9/154 lbs. native of Hermantown, MN, appeared in four games during the regular season following his standout season with Hermantown High School.
Plante appeared in four games in May, which included his first career goal on May 13th in a 6-2 win over the Chippewa Steel.
“I am proud to announce that I will be continuing my hockey and education at UMD. It has been a lifelong dream of mine to be a Bulldog. I would like to thank my parents, coaches, teammates and friends for helping me get this far. So pumped for what the future holds,” said Plante on Twitter.
Plante recorded 61 points in just 20 high school games during the 2020-21 season. Plante’s 61 points this past season ranked fourth in the state of Minnesota while his 29 goals was tied for 10th, as he helped the Hawks back to the state tournament.
Plante was also selected to represent Team USA on the 2021 U.S. U-18 Men’s Select team that will compete at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup, which is currently taking place in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.