Springfield forward Dubicki makes NCAA commitment
The Springfield Jr. Blues, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that Top Prospects forward Cole Dubicki has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for Tufts University.
The 5’9/170 lbs. native of Seattle, WA, recently concluded his third season in the NAHL and his first with the Jr. Blues. Dubicki, 20, was acquired by Head Coach Tyler Rennette at the trade deadline from the Kenai River Brown Bears and made an impact in the lineup right away, producing 5 goals and 14 assists in 23 regular season games and then pitched in 1 goal and 2 assists in three postseason appearances.
While with Kenai River, he put up 55 points (17 goals, 38 assists) in 41 games played during the 2021-22 season. His 52 assists during the season led all NAHL players and he was also named the NAHL’s Forward of the Month in December of 2021.
Dubicki 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 played.
“Cole joined us during one of the busiest points in the season and was a crucial piece of what we were able to accomplish,” said Rennette. “He’s a wonderful young man and we’re looking forward to seeing what he’s able to do at Tufts and beyond.”
Overall in his two-year junior career in the NAHL, Dubicki tallied 23 goals and 63 assists for 86 points in 104 games split between Springfield and Kenai River. He was part of the Brown Bears cinderella run to the Midwest Division Finals in 2021.
Prior to playing in the NAHL, Dubicki played in the NAPHL for four seasons with the Everett Silvertips Elite program. He played in the 2018 NAPHL 16U All-Star Game and the 2019 NAPHL 18U All-Star Game. In 71 career NAPHL games, Dubicki recorded 83 points.
Dubicki becomes the 10th player from the 2021-22 Jr. Blues roster to commit to a NCAA program. He joins Fisher Scott (Colorado College), Michael Valdez (Colorado College), Connor Smith (Union College), Hagen Moe (Bowling Green), Joey Dosan (Army-West Point), Ethan Roberts (St. Thomas), Mac Gadowsky (Army-West Point), Tristan Shewchuk (St. Scholastica), and Daniel Juzych (Colby College).