• Jeff Nygaard

Updated NCAA Division I Commitment Data

Each month TJHP publishes 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 59 new NCAA Division I commitments in the past month, with a charge being led by the Canadian Junior A leagues. The British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) jump to third, ahead of the 16U/18U AAA level with nine new commitments, while the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) added seven commitments to jump ahead of the U.S. National Team Development Program (NTDP). The Manitoba Junior Hockey League (MJHL) added its first four commitments to make its debut on the list.

The North American Hockey League (NAHL) and USHL again had the most commits since our last update, with 11 each. The 16U-18U AAA vs. High School/Prep data is dead even with 57 for each level.

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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