Wilderness forward Gordon makes NCAA DI commitment
The Minnesota Wilderness of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that forward and NAPHL grad Cole Gordon has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for Arizona State University.
Gordon, 20, is currently playing in his third and final season of junior hockey in the NAHL, which has all been spent with the Wilderness. The 6’2/205 lbs. native of Windsor, CO, is having his best career season to date in 2022-23. The Co-Captain has put up 18 points (8 goals, 10 assists) in 48 games played to date.
He was also selected to and played in the 2023 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament for the Midwest Division team, where he had a goal in two games.
“I’m proud to announce my commitment to play Division 1 hockey at Arizona State University. I would like to say thank you to all my friends, coaches, teammates, and family that have helped me along the way,” said Gordon on social media.
“As an organization, we are proud of Cole and excited to watch him continue his career at ASU,” said Wilderness head coach Brett Skinner. “Cole has worked very hard this season to continue to improve, and ASU will not only be getting a good player, but a high character individual who will be a part of continuing to grow their program.”
Over the course of the past three seasons, Gordon has appeared in 133 career NAHL regular season games and recorded 27 points. Prior to coming to Cloquet, Gordon spent two seasons playing in the NAHL for the Rocky Mountain RoughRiders 15U and 16U teams from 2017-19.
He’ll head to the desert next season to join Arizona State. The Sun Devils are an independent program based in Tempe, AZ.