FOREST LAKE, MN -- With his signature hair and beard, Mullets forward Nate Holm already looked a bit like a lumberjack, and on Tuesday, the Minnesota Mullets announced Holm will officially become a Lumberjack after committing to continue his hockey career at Division-III Northland College in Ashland, WI.
“I’m really excited to play for Northland and push for the playoffs,” Holm said. “It’s a great fit for me, and they had everything I’m looking for (in a college). I love the smaller community and the whole atmosphere around the area.”
Holm will be a two-sport athlete with the Lumberjacks; in addition to continuing his hockey career, he will suit up for Northland’s D-III lacrosse team. Holm has played lacrosse for nine years, and he has also coached for three years at the high school and youth levels.
“Being able to play both hockey and lacrosse was a big factor in my decision,” Holm said. “It’s also great being able to stay close to home as well.”
Holm finished the 2018-19 season with 28 Goals and 30 assists in 43 games, finishing third in points among USPHL Midwest West Division scorers. He stands as the Mullets franchise leader in points (45 Goals, 53 assists = 98 points), and recorded his 100thcareer junior hockey point with an assist against the Hudson Havoc on December 7th.A leader on and off the ice, Holm was also one of the first Mullet captains.
“I’m excited for Nate and the Holm Family,” Mullets Head Coach Chris Walby said. “They have been a big part of what we’ve done here the past two years. Northland is the perfect spot for him to continue his career, and his contributions have left us in such a better place than when we first started.”
Holm plans to major in Business Management, with a minor in Sports Management.
Northland College finished the 2018-19 season with a 12-13-2 record, finishing third in the North Division of the NCHA. For the 2019-20 season, the Lumberjacks will be switching conferences to compete in the WIAC.
31 players from Walby’s programs have advanced to the NCAA level over the last seven years. For more information on the Mullets, go to www.mulletshockey.com.
North Andover, MA- The Islanders Hockey Club is proud to announce that Premier Forward Anthony Ceolin has officially committed to Fitchburg State University Hockey Program for the fall of 2019.
Ceolin a native of Simsbury, CT has had an outstanding career with the IHC Program. In his two years with IHC he has appeared to date in 76 Games, Scoring 51 goals while picking up 34 assists for 85 PTS. “Anthony is a very promising player - his best hockey is right ahead of him. He can play in every aspect of the game 5 on 5, Power Play and Penalty Kill. He has great range and all around sense and skills” Said IHC Head Coach Tim Kyrkostas
Fitchburg State is excited to receive a commitment from Islander Hockey Club Student Athlete Anthony Ceolin. “Anthony Ceolin is a terrific center, he is a good playmaker with a big upside. I think Anthony’s best hockey is in the future as he gets bigger and stronger. Fitchburg State is excited to have Anthony part of our Falcon Family.” Dean Fuller Head Hockey Coach
“Playing for the Islanders Hockey Club over these previous years has helped me develop as a player and ultimately achieve my goal of playing NCAA College Hockey. I would like to thank Coach Tim Kyrkostas for helping me achieve my dream.”
The Islanders Hockey Club would like to congratulate and wish Anthony and his family the best of luck with his collegiate career.
South Shore Kings name Drew Omicioli new NCDC head coach
By USPHL Staff
The South Shore Kings are pleased to announce that Drew Omicioli will be the new GM/Head Coach of its National Collegiate Development Team.
Omicioli, a native of West Warwick R,I., spent the past three seasons coaching professional hockey in Italy (Alps Hockey League).
He was also the Head Coach of the Louisiana IceGators in the Southern Professional Hockey League for two seasons. He served as an assistant coach at Brown University during the 2008-09 season.
“[On April 22], when they made it official, was really the first time I got a tour of the Foxboro Sports Center facility. The professionalism of the organization itself and that facility are the big selling points for the Kings,” said Omicioli. “That professionalism is such a major factor in getting the right kids to come in and build the organization back up. Having the top-notch training on and off the ice and be in that atmosphere, I’m really excited about it. Now, the tough part is finding guys with that mentality, so we can get this team back where it should be: as one of the top teams in the NCDC.”
Omicioli is a graduate of Providence College. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business management. He was a standout player in his time at Providence and also served as assistant captain during his senior season. He went on to play in the AHL for the Providence Bruins and then four seasons in Italy.
As a youth hockey player, he also played with Eastern Hockey Federation members the Boston Jr. Terriers as part of his early development.
“We are extremely excited to welcome Drew to the South Shore Kings,” said Kings President Rich Touzos. “Drew brings in a level of professionalism that will transcend into the Kings tradition. I am confident Drew will help develop and move our players on to the next level.”
“I did one year of Tier-1 junior and I was fortunate enough to live with a great family,” Omicioli added, “but it’s a long way from home when you’re 17 or 18 years old. Now, having the ability to keep our local guys here and add guys from north of the border and from overseas, we can get the guys who are potential Division 1 players,” said Omicioli.
He credited the organization for keeping on the recruiting trail even when they were between head coaches.
“Tyler Holske and Rich Touzos did a great job of getting to this point where we are not far behind any other NCDC team,” Omicioli said. “We already have guys tendered, and now with me being officially named head coach, I can really hit the pavement and utilize my contacts here, in Canada and in Europe.”
The South Shore Kings NCDC Pre-Draft Camp is scheduled for May 8-12. Registration is available on southshorekings.com.
This is for team use only. Not for individual player use.