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Austin forward Catalano makes NCAA commitment

June 6, 2022

Nick Catalano at the 2022 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament.

The Austin Bruins, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that Bruins’ and Top Prospects Forward Nick Catalano has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey at Augsburg University.

A 5’9/160 lbs. native of Pewaukee, Wisconsin, Catalano first joined the Bruins during the 2020-21 season where he appeared in 36 games.

During this year’s 2021-22 campaign, Catalano appeared in 58 regular season games for the Bruins and tallied 35 points (12 goals, 23 assists). He also recorded three points in three playoff games.

Catalano was also selected to and played in the 2022 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament for the Centrak Division team where he had a goal in two games.

Prior to joining the Bruins, Nick played a season of high school hockey at Arrowhead High School (Hartland, WI) and was a member of the Milwaukee Jr. Admirals  16U and 18U AAA programs.

"Nick has really improved from his first year here in Austin," stated Head Coach Steve Howard. "He's a hard worker and it shows. He pushed himself to grow as a player and we are excited about his commitment to Augsburg.”

Augsburg University is a private university located in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Auggies compete at the NCAA Division III level and are members of the MIAC (Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference). Augsburg finished the 2021-22 Season as the #3 Ranked program in NCAA DIII and was Frozen Four Finalist.

Click here for an updated NAHL to NCAA commitment list

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