Magicians forward Roed makes NCAA D1 commitment
The Minnesota Magicians of the North American Hockey League are pleased to announce that forward Lleyton Roed has committed to play NCAA Division 1 hockey for Bemidji State University in the WCHA.
Roed, 18, is just beginning his first season of junior hockey in the NAHL with the Magicians. The 5’11/165 lbs. native of Hugo, Minnesota, is coming off a stellar high school career with White Bear Lake in Minnesota.
“Proud and honored to announce my commitment to further my education and play hockey for Bemidji State University! Thank you to everyone who has supported me along the way,” said Roed on Twitter.
“We are all very excited for Lleyton on his commitment to Bemidji State University. I’ve had the pleasure of coaching him in the past and it’s amazing how he just keeps getting better and better. His powerful stride and hockey IQ allow him versatility to play in all situations. He’s a great kid with a tremendous work ethic- the sky is the limit for him,” said Magicians head coach Stu Bickel.
While playing for White Bear Lake the past two seasons, Roed recorded 78 points in just 48 games played and helped his team to the State Tournament in 2019.
Roe also appeared in several NAPHL events with the Minnesota Blizzard and Minnesota Blades.
“Lleyton’s consistent competitiveness and early production during the pre-season has put him in a position for a special opportunity. We are excited to see how good he can be and how he helps the team this year,” said Magicians GM AJ Bucchino.