New Mexico goalie Halasz makes NCAA DI commitment
The New Mexico Ice Wolves, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that Top Prospects goaltender Beni Halasz has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for Northern Michigan University in the CCHA.
Halasz, 20, is in his second and final season of playing junior hockey in the NAHL for the Ice Wolves. The 6’0/180 lbs. native of Budapest, Hungary, is having a career season for the 1st place Ice Wolves. Halasz currently leads the NAHL with a 1.85 goals against average and is tied for the league-lead in shutouts with five. He also currently ranks 2nd in wins (21) and save percentage (.933).
“I am extremely proud to announce my commitment to the Northern Michigan University. Thanks for everyone's help, especially for all of my teammates and coaches who have been unreal this season. Can't wait to become a Wildcat, but there's still a lot to do this season.,” said Halasz in a statement.
Halasz has been honored as the South Division’s Star of the Week three times this season, including twice in the last four weeks. He was also selected to and played in the recent 2022 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament in Pittsburgh, PA, where he stopped 36 of 38 shots in two appearances for the South Division team.
“I’m very excited for Beni on his commitment to Northern Michigan. He’s earned every bit of this through his work ethic and dedication to getting better. Good things happen to people who work for them and Beni made it happen,” said New Mexico head coach Phil Fox.
During the 2020-21 season, Halasz appeared in 23 games for the Ice Wolves and had a 12-8-2 record with a 2.81 goals against average and a .912 save percentage.
He is the fifth member of the 2021-22 Ice Wolves team who has secured an NCAA Division I commitment.