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Two-Year Minnesota Moose Veteran, Captain Solberg Commits To Hamline University

By Minnesota Moose Staff, 05/31/22, 5:45PM EDT

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The Minnesota Moose of the USPHL Premier are excited to announce the college advancement of 2001-born forward and Captain Chase Solberg to Hamline University. Hamline is an NCAA Division III program playing in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. 

The Moose are excited to see Chase compete at the NCAA level with Hamline University for the next four years, where he will be joining former Moose Assistant Captain and goaltender Maxi Hasselbacher. 

Chase Solberg, a native of Anchorage, Alaska, was a two-year veteran for the Minnesota Moose. He finished his career with the Moose netting 41 goals and 54 assists for 95 points in just 72 games played. He currently sits as the eighth-highest scoring player to wear a Moose jersey.

Solberg also had 137 PIM which is the third most in the history of the Moose. 

Chase served as a Captain for his last campaign for the Minnesota Moose in this past season. He contributed to much of the success of the Minnesota Moose where he helped get to a USPHL National Tournament in 2021. Chase was also named the Midwest West All0-Star team for the 2021-22 season. 

“We were fortunate to have had a player like Chase Solberg wear a Moose jersey for the last two seasons. Chase came to us last year as a player who was ready to be a dominant player. Once he adjusted to the Premier, he became one of the best scoring players in the league for two seasons,” said Moose GM/Head Coach Jon Jonasson. “He was another player that came to our hockey community and made a huge impact on and off the ice for his teammates and youth players. Every time he stepped on the ice for our practices or games, he demanded the best out of his teammates and our staff. It is hard these days to find a player with the passion for the game and success that Chase has. He was a great Captain and leader for our team and for our future as a program. I expect Chase to make the same impact in the Hamline locker room for coach [Shane] Wagner over the next four years.”

“Hockey is a lot like life - the harder you work at something the better it turns out. Being a part of the Moose the past two years was a blast! Throughout all the good times, and even through the tough, I would not change it for anything,” added Solberg. “From my amazing billet family the Levertons to my teammates, my coaches and especially the fans - there are no words to describe how much I appreciate all of you. Lastly, I would like to thank and recognize my family, thank you for being my biggest fans no matter what. I love you guys more than anything and I would not be where I am today without all your support. You know what they say… Once a Moose always a Moose!.” 

When the Minnesota Moose Junior Hockey Club started in 2017, the goal was to see players move on to the next level of hockey and begin the next chapter of their lives as young men and student athletes. Since the inception of the Minnesota Moose, there have been over 80 players that have gotten the opportunity to play at the next level from NCAA Division I to Tier 2 Junior Hockey.

The goal has always been to move players to the most reputable programs at whatever level suits their needs most. That depends on academics, coaches, campuses, the hockey, the balance of lifestyle etc.. Once a player dawns that Minnesota Moose jersey on Day 1 of training camp, they know that they will be taken care of, have an opportunity to chase a championship and have every door opened as possible to move on to Collegiate hockey (NCAA/ACHA D1) or Tier 2 Junior.

The Minnesota Moose have been one of the top teams in the USPHL Premier and Midwest West for the last five seasons since their inception in 2017, with 80+ advancements, a 186-59-10 overall record since 2017, four trips to the National Tournament and two Division Championships. 

Players interested in playing for the Minnesota Moose next season or beyond can visit the website at www.minnesotamoosehockey.com or reach out to Head Coach and General Manager Jon Jonasson at mnmoosecoach@gmail.com.