Odessa goalie Sigurdson makes NCAA DI commitment
The Odessa Jackalopes of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are very proud to announce that former NAPHL and NA3HL goaltender Quentin Sigurdson has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for Northeastern University in Hockey East.
“I am excited and honored to announce my commitment to play Division 1 hockey and further my education at Northeastern University! I would like to thank God, my family, friends, coaches, teammates, and everyone that has supported me along the way,” said Sigurdson.” The key to my growth this off-season was consistently putting in hard work and practicing with a purpose.”
Sigurdson, 20, is in his second season playing in the NAHL for the Jackalopes. The 6’1/165 lbs. native of Sartell, MN, has appeared in 15 games so far during the 2023-24 season, posting a 2.13 goals against average or .939 save percentage.
“We’re excited for Quentin to further his playing career at Northeastern. Northeastern is getting a goalie that continues to develop and continues to get better year after year,” said Scott Deur, the Head Coach of the Odessa Jackalopes.
During the 2022-23 season, Sigurdson played in 15 games for Odessa, posting a 5-5-2 record with a 2.85 goals against average and a .909 save percentage.
This off-season Sigurdson put in a lot of time and effort with Jacks Goalie Coach Colin Grubb. “I’m super excited for Quentin to commit to Northeastern and head to HockeyEast, following in a guy called Connor Hellebuyck’s footsteps. He’s such a great person, his mechanics are some of the best I’ve seen and he’s had to be patient but it’s paying off this season as he’s giving us a chance every night,” said Grubb.
Sigurdson is a ladder of development success story, having played both in the NAPHL and NA3HL. During the 2021-22 season, he played for the Granite City Lumberjacks in the NA3HL, appearing in 19 games and posting an impressive 18-1-0 record with a 1.47 goals against average and a .925 save percentage. He was named to the NA3HL All-Rookie Team that season.
During the 2020-21 season prior to playing high school hockey in Minnesota for Sartell-St. Stephen High, he played in the NAPHL’s Fall League for the Minnesota Magicians 18U team, playing in eight total games that season.
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