• Jeff Nygaard

Updated NCAA Division I Commitment Data

Each month TJHP will be publishing updates of the NCAA Division I commitment data, with the goal of compiling the only set of data that memorializes where players are playing WHEN they make their commitment.

There were 71 new NCAA Division I commitments in the past month, with the only change the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) making a jump from fifth place to fourth place in the standings.

The North American Hockey League (NAHL) had the most commits since our last update, with 18, and is legitimately closing in on the United States Hockey League (USHL), which would be eye-opening to many in the advancement community.

The 16U-18U AAA vs. High School/Prep data is still fairly even with a slight edge of 55-49 going to the 16U-18U AAA crowd right now.

Jeff Nygaard is the editor of The Junior Hockey Podcast. He covers Junior and college-bound hockey as a traditional “beat,” in addition to breaking news stories during the course of the year

He has a vast amount of experience on the business and organizational side of the sport as a former owner-operator of two Junior organizations two youth clubs and has served as executive director or commissioner of the Eastern Hockey League and the United States Premier Hockey League.

A Fergus Falls, Minn., native, Nygaard grew up playing for the Fergus Falls Youth Hockey Association, Fergus Falls High School, Fergus Falls Community College and North Dakota State University programs. He can be reached at info@juniorhockeyhub.com for questions, story ideas, and anonymous tips.

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