Chippewa defenseman Sylvester makes NCAA DI commitment
The Chippewa Steel of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that defenseman Joey Sylvester has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for the University of Wisconsin in the B1G.
Sylvester, 17, is in his first season of playing junior hockey in the NAHL for the Steel. The 5’8/163 lbs. native of Inver Grove Heights, MN, is off to a good start in his NAHL career. So far during the 2022-23 season he has recorded six points (1 goal, 5 assists) in 14 games played.
His first career NAHL goal came in his first career game, which was a 6-1 win on the opening day of the 2022 NAHL Showcase.
"I am proud and honored to announce my commitment to play division one hockey at the University of Wisconsin. I’d like to thank my family, friends, trainers and all of the coaches who have helped me along the way!” said Sylvester.
"I am really proud of Joey. He's made some great strides in the early goings of this season. We are super excited for him and his family with this commitment,” said Steel head coach Casey Mignone.
Prior to playing in the NAHL, Sylvester played last season for the Blue Army 16U team and also high school hockey for Cretin-Derham Hall in Minnesota.