Northeast defenseman Gierman makes NCAA commitment
June 9, 2020
The Northeast Generals of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are proud to announce that defenseman Kyle Gierman has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey at Lawrence University.
Gierman, 21, completed a successful three-year junior career, which saw him rise from the NA3HL to the NAHL.
The 6’0/180 lbs. native of Shelby Township, Michigan, posted 11 points (2 goals, 9 assists) in 41 games played during his final season of junior hockey in 2019-20.
Gierman’s junior hockey career began in the NA3HL during the 2017-18 season season as he played a full season with the Metro Jets, where was named to the NA3HL All-Rookie 2nd Team posting 37 points in 42 games played. He also made his NAHL debut that season with the Generals.
In his full NAHL season in 2018-19, Gierman posted 15 points (6 goals, 9 assists) in just 40 games played. Overall in 84 career NAHL games, Gierman posted 26 points.
“We are so happy for Kyle. He is such a great kid that came in and worked extremely hard. He has a tremendous amount of skill and acted like a fourth forward for us many times. His ability to jump in the rush and also get back and defend made us hard to play against any time he was on the ice. But what makes this so great is what an awesome young man Kyle is. Just a kid that always has a smile on his face and a willingness to get involved in the community at any time. Really proud of him and happy for Lawrence University,” said Generals GM/Head Coach Bryan Erikson.
Prior to playing in the NAHL and NA3HL, Gierman played for the Oakland Jr. Grizzlies and the Cranbrook Kingswood School.