t Blizzard defenseman Youso makes NCAA DI commitment | North American Hockey League | NAHL
North American Hockey League logo North American Hockey League
The League of Opportunity NAHL Combines NAPHL NA3HL USA Hockey
Download on the App Store
Download on Google Play
NAHL Store

Blizzard defenseman Youso makes NCAA DI commitment

September 4, 2013

Matt Youso will play NCAA Division I hockey for the the University of Nebraska-Omaha in the NCHC.

By Riley Courtwright, Brookings Blizzard

The Brookings Blizzard, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that defenseman Matt Youso has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey next season at the University of Nebraska-Omaha. 
The University of Nebraska-Omaha is a NCAA Division I program and will compete in the new National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) during the 2013-14 season.
Youso is a 6’1/205 lbs. defenseman from International Falls, Minnesota.  He played in 56 regular season and playoff games for the Blizzard last season, recording 3 goals and 10 assists.  He also led the Blizzard in penalty minutes last season with 131.
In 2011-12, Youso appeared in 16 games with the Alexandria Blizzard of the NAHL and recorded eight points.
"Matt will be a great addition at UNO," said Blizzard head coach Cory Laylin. "His physical play and versatility will translate well at the next level.  He was a huge part of our team last year and we wish him all the best."
Youso was an assistant captain for the Blizzard during the 2012-13 campaign. Known for his toughness and physical play, he was versatile enough to play both forward and defense for the Blizzard last season.
UNO is coached by Dean Blais, one of the most decorated coaches in NCAA history. A native of International Falls, MN himself, Blais won two national championships with the University of North Dakota in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s.
UNO will open the 2013-14 season at home on October 11th against Bentley.
Click here to see a complete list of NAHL college commitments
Bauer Vaughn Custom Sports HockeyTV
Fanisko Super Chexx USA Hockey Apex Learning Krampade
Beauty Status Lettermen Sports DASH Digital Auction Showdown K1 Sportswear A and R Sports
Official Game Puck Avis Car Rental Budget Car Rental Sixt Rent A Car
HockeyTech Schwan Super Rink Jason Livery Custom Painted Goalie Masks Minneapolis Northwest Source One Digital
Let's Play Hockey USA Hockey Magazine USA Junior Hockey Magazine Rubber Hockey Magazine