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Kenai River forward Contreras makes NCAA DI commitment

January 25, 2024

Contreras has 91 career points in the NAHL

The Kenai River Brown Bears of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are proud to announce that forward Dylan Contreras has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for the University of Alaska-Anchorage.

Contreras, 20, is playing his first season with the Brown Bears and third in the NAHL. The 5’7/165 lbs forward from Yorba Linda, California began his NAHL journey in the 2021-22 season with the Corpus Christi IceRays where he recorded 25 points in 55 games. Contreras returned for another year last season and increased his presence on the scoresheet, tallying 32 points (8 goals, 24 assists) in 56 games played. 

“I am very honored and excited to announce my commitment to continue my education and play NCAA D1 college hockey at the University of Alaska Anchorage. I’d like to thank my family, teammates, and coaches for all of their support and help along the way,” said Contreras.

Contreras joined the Kenai River Brown Bears for the 2023-24 campaign and made a strong impression early, netting four goals and dishing an assist in his first four games. Contreras is tied with Nicholas Stevens for the most points on Kenai River’s roster with 34 through 37 games played. 

“Dylan has been a great addition to our organization this season both on and off the ice. He is a dynamic player but an even better person. We are excited for him and his family on this accomplishment! The entire organization and Kenai/Soldotna community are looking forward to watching him continue his journey in Alaska!” said Taylor Shaw, head coach of the Kenai River Brown Bears. 

Contreras is the 4th player playing for the Kenai River Brown Bears this season who has committed to playing NCAA Division I hockey. He joins NAHLers Dimitry Kebreau (Maryland), Bryan Marks (Corpus Christi), Pavol Funtek (Minot), and Ryan Johnson (New Mexico) to play for the Seawolves in the near future. 

Click here for an updated NAHL to NCAA commitment list


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