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Wilderness forward Thoreson makes NCAA DI commitment

April 6, 2022

The Minnesota Wilderness of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that forward Gunnar Thoreson has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for St. Lawrence University in the ECAC.

Thoreson, 20, is currently competing in his second NAHL season with the Wilderness. The 6’0/185 lbs. native of Andover, MN, is currently 2nd in team scoring this season with 55 points (16 goals, 39 assists) in 56 games played.

“I’m very proud and honored to announce my commitment to play Division 1 hockey and further my education at St. Lawrence University. Thank you to my family, friends, and coaches for all the support along the way. #gosaints,” said Thorseson.

“When we tendered Gunnar two years ago he was one of top scorers in High school Hockey. What we took note of was the fact that he hadn't been on the ice for a goal against in 20 plus games.  Fast forward to now, his 55 points and plus 27 rating indicates just how complete of a player Gunnar has continued to be and developed into at the next level. St. Lawrence is getting a terrific two-way player and and even better human being.  Gunnar truly loves the game and always has a smile on his face when he comes to the rink. We couldn't be happier for him and know he will be a great player for St. Lawrence,” said Wilderness head coach Dave Boitz.

During the 2021-22 season as a rookie, Thoreson recorded 12 points in 51 games played for the Wilderness.

Prior to plaing in the NAHL, Thoreson played three seasons of high school hockey in Minnesota for the Andover Huskies. In 2020, the team finished 4th in the Class AA Minnesota High School Hockey State Tournament.

Click here for an updated NAHL to NCAA commitment list

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