Fairbanks forward Hale makes NCAA commitment
The Fairbanks Ice Dogs of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that forward Jake Hale has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for Augsburg University in the MIAC.
Hale, 21, just completed his fourth and final season playing junior hockey in the NAHL. The 5’10/180 lbs. native of Minneapolis, MN, put up a career-high 38 points during the 2021-22 season for the Ice Dogs in 58 games played, which included 15 goals and 23 assists.
Hale, who also had three points in five playoff games, was also selected to and played in the 2022 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament for the Midwest Division team, where he had a goal and an assist in two games.
Hale began his NAHL career in 2018-19 with the Minnesota Magicians, appearing in 26 regular season games and recording 15 points. He was also selected to play in the 2019 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament for the Selects Red team, recording a goal in the event.
The next season with the Magicians in 2019-20, he put up 14 points in 43 games.
During the 2020-21 season, he played in 46 regular season games with the Ice Dogs and put up 19 points (11 goals, 8 assists).
Overall in his four NAHL seasons, Hale played in 173 career NAHL regular season games and recorded 86 points.