Sponsored By
An organization or individual has paid for the creation of this work but did not approve or review it.



NLI Signing Day: See which high school players will be competing at the next level

High school hockey players will be signing their National Letter's of Intent today to play at the Division I level while others sign celebratory forms to play Division III

Maple Grove
Stella Retrum of Maple Grove after she scores the first goal of the game in the Class AA state girls hockey quarterfinals on Thursday, Feb. 23, 2022, at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minn.
Sydney Wolf / The Rink Live

Dozens of high school athletes will be signing their National Letter's of Intent on Wednesday, Feb. 1 to further their hockey careers at the Division I level.

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 fall signing day was on Nov. 9, and many athletes already signed their forms to play at the collegiate level, but some will now sign when the process opens.

Dozens of hockey players across the Midwest will sign their National Letters of Intent on Wednesday to play at the collegiate level.

Athletes planning on competing at the Division III or ACHA levels will also be honored as they sign celebratory signing forms.

Here is a list of athletes from The Rink Live's coverage area who have participated in the Feb. 1 signing day so far. This list will be updated throughout the week.


Macy Janssen , Blaine, Gustavus Adolpus (DIII)

Rachel Fussy , Roseville/Mahtomedi, Hamline (DIII)

Cooper Conway , Andover, Colorado College
Cayden Casey , Andover, St. Lawrence
Gavyn Thoreson , Andover, St. Cloud State

Malia McKinnon , Forest Lake, Bethel (DIII)
Hailey Stanius , Forest Lake, Wisconsin-Stevens Point (DIII)

Ryan Koering , Eden Prairie, Colorado College

Marie Moran, Apple Valley, St. Cloud State

Stella Retrum, Maple Grove, Penn State
Madison Soukup , Maple Grove, McKendree (ACHA DI)

Lula Swanson , Prior Lake, Wisconsin-Eau Claire (DIII)


Andi Huselid , Elk River/Zimmerman, St. Olaf (DIII)
Julia Wilson , Elk River/Zimmerman, St. Catherine (DIII)

Sydney Wolf is a reporter for The Rink Live, primarily covering youth and high school hockey. She joined the team in November of 2021 and graduated from St. Cloud State University with a degree in Mass Communications and a minor in Writing and Rhetoric Studies.
What to read next
Holloway led the Sabres in goals, assists and total points this season and will join the Bulldogs in the fall.
Get Local