The Kalamazoo Jr. K-Wings, proud members of the North American Hockey League’s (NAHL) North Division, are proud to announce that defenseman, Brett Beauvais, has committed to play NCAA Division I college hockey at Bemidji State University (WCHA).
Beauvais, an eighteen year old playing in his second year in the NAHL, got himself initially noticed with a fantastic rookie year last season, in which he played in all 60 regular season games, posting 20 points (four goals, 16 assists).
As the youngest player on the Kalamazoo roster, he made an immediate impact on the back end for the Jr. K-Wings. He was able to perform in special teams situations, and was always a steady, defenseman with great puck moving ability. He was also a member of the NAHL’s Top Prospects 18U Selects team at the event in Troy, Michigan, back in February 2012.
Beauvais, the Summerside, Prince Edward Island native, also had a spectacular 2012 NAHL Showcase tournament in front of over 300 scouts from all levels, by producing five assists in four games for Kalamazoo. So far on the season, Beauvais has six points in nine games played.
In regards to Beauvais’ abilities as a hockey player, Head Coach, Marc Fakler said: “Brett has established himself as one of the top defenseman in the NAHL.” He then went on to add: “Our organization is proud of Brett for achieving this tremendous opportunity. We look forward to Brett continuing the season as a leader of this team.”
Beauvais becomes the third Jr. K-Wing to already make a college commitment during the 2012-13 season, joining Robbie Payne, who will play at Northern Michigan University, and Jesse Junttila, who has verbally committed to play at NMU as well.