High school hockey players sign their National Letters of Intent
Dozens of hockey players across the Midwest will sign their National Letters of Intent on Wednesday to play at the collegiate level.
Dozens of players from across the country will sign their National Letters of Intent to play college hockey on Wednesday, Nov. 9.
An NLI is an agreement between an athlete and a collegiate sports program that binds them together. Players aren't required to sign an NLI, but high school seniors who are already verbally committed to a university typically sign the agreement on signing day. Once signed, athletes can no longer be recruited by other programs.
The photos below show some of the regional athletes who have signed their NLI's on Wednesday. These photos will be updated as The Rink Live learns more.
Luverne's Kamryn Van Batavia, Minnesota State University.
Grand Forks native Will Howard of the New Mexico Ice Wolves, Augustana University.
Prior Lake girls hockey players Ava Guillemette (Minnesota State) and Courtney Rook (Aurora University - Division III).
This morning 2 of our student-athletes signed their NLI to continue their hockey career and education in college!! @AvaGuillemette —> @MinnStWHockey @courtney_rook —> @AUSpartan_WHKY— PL Girls' Hockey (@PLgirlshockey) November 10, 2022
We are SO proud of you ladies! We can’t wait to watch you the next 4 years! Congrats!!💛💙 pic.twitter.com/dtG5wWnJ5k
Waterloo Black Hawks (USHL) teammates James Hong and Aaron Pionk (Hermantown), Minnesota State University.
Hallock native Hayden Hennen , Augustana University.
It’s official - Hayden signed his NLI to play hockey for Augustana University! Thank you to everyone that has helped him achieve his dream of playing D1 hockey! Also, thank you to his amazing billet family for getting a few of his teammates together to celebrate💙🏒💙 #AUHockey pic.twitter.com/QFyOnHH9Q0— Shawna Hennen (@ShawnaHennen) November 10, 2022
Abby Garvin of Benilde-St. Margaret's, University of St. Thomas.
We are #BSMproud of our 13 senior student-athletes who signed National Letters of Intent this morning as they commit to pursuing athletics at the collegiate level! Read more and see which teams these Red Knights will be joining: https://t.co/aTRNRLBq1s ❤️#NLI #SigningDay #OneBSM pic.twitter.com/yLhqhLAAJT— Benilde-St.Margaret's (@bsmredknights) November 9, 2022
Warroad girls hockey players Talya Hendrickson (Bemidji State), Rylee Bartz (St. Thomas), Kate Johnson (Bemidji State), Alexis Kirkeby (Assumption) and Cahlilah Lindquist (Wisconsin-River Falls, Division III).
These girls signed their NLI’s today😃— Warroad Girls Hockey (@Lady_Warriors00) November 10, 2022
Huge congrats to them all!! Warrior nation is proud🖤💛
(left to right)
Hendrickson>>Bemidji State #gobeavs
Bartz>>St. Thomas #rolltoms
Johnson>>Bemidji State #gobeavs
Lindquist>>UWRF #gofalcons pic.twitter.com/WFsyhiOiiM
Hill-Murray captain Ellah Hause, University of St. Thomas.
Minnesota Wilderness (NAHL) forward and Andover native, Gunnar Thoreson (St. Lawrence).
Members of the Madison Capitols (USHL), which includes Quinn Finley (Wisconsin) who grew up playing for the Green Bay Jr. Gamblers and participated in the Minnesota Bantam Elite League.
Former Moorhead Spud, Gavin Lindberg, Colorado College.
Wisconsin native Brendan Poshak, Northern Michigan University.
Raegan Wurm of Buffalo signs her NLI to Maine.
Members of the Fargo Force (USHL), which includes former Hill-Murray captain Leo Gruba (St. Cloud State), former Shattuck-St. Mary's skater Ty Henricks (Western Michigan), and Brainerd native Anthony Menghini (Minnesota Duluth).
Happy NLI Signing Day! Congrats to our Force who made their college commitments official✍🏼— Fargo Force (@FargoForce) November 9, 2022
Cole Knuble - @NDHockey
Leo Gruba - @SCSUHuskies_MH
Anthony Menghini - @UMDMensHockey
Charlie Russell - @ClarksonMHockey
Ty Henricks - @WMUHockey #ForceNation⚡️ | #StarsRise pic.twitter.com/NxPeoqdDe9
Members of the Sioux Falls Stampede (USHL), which includes former St. Cloud defenseman Max Rud (Minnesota), Stillwater native Evan Murr (Minnesota State), and former East Grand Forks standout Jaksen Panzer (North Dakota).
Congrats to our players who signed their NLI!@adamzlnka - Northeastern University @EvanMurr3 - Minnesota State Mankato @nickring37 - University of New Hampshire @j17panzer - University of North Dakota @maxrud8 - University of Minnesota— Sioux Falls Stampede (@sfstampede) November 10, 2022
Ryan Gordon - Ohio State University pic.twitter.com/PddjLjbYrQ
Andover's Cayden Casey (St. Lawrence) and Gavyn Thoreson (St. Cloud State).
Members of the Youngstown Phantoms (USHL), which includes Will Whitelaw of Rosemount (Wisconsin), Nick Williams of Edina (Michigan Tech), Hunter Bischoff of Grand Rapids (Augustana), and North Dakota commit Andrew Strathmann .
Former Andover standout Garrett Schifsky, Michigan.
Centennial/Spring Lake Park's Lauren O'Hara, Minnesota.
Some notes about the newest Golden #Gopher from Blaine, Minn. and Centennial HS:— Minnesota Women's Hockey (@GopherWHockey) November 9, 2022
- 51 points in 28 games with the Cougars last season
- 3x All-Conference
- 2x Team MVP
- All-State HM last season
- 3x A-honor roll student#GWH | #SkiUMah pic.twitter.com/U8aPgm1DmM
Members of the Lincoln Stars (USHL), which includes Lakeville South's Tanner Ludtke (Nebraska-Omaha).
Members of the Gentry Academy girls hockey team, which includes Campbell Heger (Sacred Heart), Riley Reeves (Bemidji State) , Jenessa and JuliAnna Gazdik (Minnesota State), Cara Sajevic (St. Thomas), and Alexa Hanrahan (St. Cloud State).
National Letter of Intent Day! Congrats to our 6 Gentry Stars ⭐️ hockey players: Campbell Heger, Alexa Hanrahan, Jenessa Gazdik, Riley Reeves, JuliAnna Gazdik & Cara Sajevic! 🎉@gentry_academy @campbell_h9 @alexa_hanrahan @JenessaGazdik @rileyreeves131 @GazdikJulianna @CSajevic pic.twitter.com/3VQgVLDAV1— Gentry Stars Girls Hockey (@GentryGHockey) November 9, 2022
Olivia Dronen of Moorhead, Bemidji State.
Members of the Muskegon Lumberjacks (USHL) which includes former Shattuck-St. Mary's forward Luke Buss (Quinnipiac), Cody Croal of North Branch / Northstar Christian Academy (North Dakota), and Jack Reimann of Blaine (St. Cloud State).
Various players of the Omaha Lancers (USHL).
Happy National Signing Day!⚔️🔥— Omaha Lancers (@OmahaLancers) November 9, 2022
Matt Romer - Arizona State
Tanner Rowe - University of Michigan
Adam Cardona - UMASS-Lowell
Logan Morrell - Michigan Tech
Max Wattvil - Merrimack
Aleksi Kivioja - Providence
Marcus Broberg - University of Nebraska-Omaha
Chris Romaine - Providence pic.twitter.com/AWRXWhetjj
Stella Retrum of Maple Grove, Penn State University.
Congratulations @stellaretrum1 on signing your NLI to play hockey & further your education @PennStateWHKY @PennState #ProudCoach #ExcitedForYou #CrimsonPride @MG_Girls_Hockey @MGActivities @CCXSports @OsseoMGPress @YouthHockeyHub pic.twitter.com/66jipnZhUe— MGSH Girls Hockey (@MGgirlshockey) November 9, 2022
Chase Cheslock of Rogers, University of St. Thomas.
Laine DeVries of Chisago Lakes, University of St. Thomas.
Minnetonka's Elly Klepinger (Minnesota), Grace Sadura (Minnesota Duluth), Josie Hemp (Minnesota), and Ava Lindsay (Minnesota).
McKenna Sandberg and Ava Johansson of Rogers, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire (Division III).
Andover's Ella Boerger and Madison Brown (St. Thomas), Isabelle Goettl (Minnesota), and Courtney Stagman (Saint Anselm).