The Bismarck Bobcats have announced that first-year forward Jason Fabian has committed the Air Force Academy (Atlantic Hockey) for the 2010-11 season.
Fabian is the second player from this year’s Bobcats team to commit to the Falcons, joining goaltender David Bosner, who committed to the Colorado Springs, Colo., school in November.
After 26 games this season, Fabian, a 19-year-old from Roseau, Minn., has seven goals and 10 assists.
“I felt that getting a solid education was more important to my decision,” said Fabian. “This is a great opportunity for me to play hockey and get my education at an elite institution.”
“Jason is a great athlete and an even better person,” added Bobcats head coach Byron Pool. “He’ll continue to improve and has continued to be a threat on the ice for us this season. ”
Even though Fabian has committed to the Falcons, he would still like to improve his game as he readies for the college game.
“The goal is to get bigger, faster and stronger over the next year and half,” Fabian said about staying in juniors for another season before he jumps to the NCAA. “Also, I would like to have better hands for the Division I level.”
Fabian says that the Division I commitments from himself, Bosner and defenseman John Clark (Army) this season speaks to the character of the Bobcats team.
“We have an excellent group of individuals who have become a united team,” he said. “We have the pieces to be a Robertson Cup champion this season, but we have to earn that accomplishment together as a team.”