Wilderness forward Adrian makes NCAA commitment
June 2, 2020
The Minnesota Wilderness of the North American Hockey League are pleased to announce that forward Nathan Adrian has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for The College of St. Scholastica.
Adrian, 20, just completed his final season of playing junior hockey in the NAHL with the Wilderness. The 6’1/200 lbs. native of Roseau, Minnesota, appeared in 50 games during the 2019-20 season with the Wilderness and recorded 13 points (6 goals, 7 assists).
“I am excited for Nathan to take the next step toward his collegiate career with the St. Scholastica Saints hockey program. Nathan brought a quite confident personality to our team’s locker room but, on the ice he played with fierce demeanor. He was always one of the hardest workers in the building and Nathan exemplified what means to be a Wilderness player be it on the ice or off. He brought tremendous energy every time he stepped into the rink, playing with exceptional pace and physical presence,” said Wilderness head coach Jon Vaillancourt. “He is a player that you always had your eye on when he took the ice. He was just as exceptional off the ice in our community outreach program. A beloved reader in our school reading program, Nathan went above and beyond to touch the lives of everyone he came into contact within our community. Always putting those around him before himself. I can’t wait to watch his contained success next season and we wish him the best of luck.”
Adrian made his NAHL debut during the 2018-19 season with the Bismarck Bobcats, appearing in two games. He also played in the 2018 NAHL 18U Top Prospects Tournament for one of two Minnesota All-Star teams.
Prior to playing in the NAHL, he spent three years playing high school hockey in Minnesota for Roseau High.