Simsbury, CT – The Connecticut Nighthawks are excited to announce that Karl Wright has made a commitment to play college hockey at The College of St. Scholastica, in Duluth Minnesota.
Simsbury, CT – The Connecticut Nighthawks are excited to announce that Karl Wright has made a commitment to play college hockey at The College of St. Scholastica, in Duluth Minnesota. The smooth skating defenseman had a great season, with the Nighthawks, netting 15 goals and adding 15 assists in 44 regular season games. Wright added to his totals with 2 goals and an assist in the Nighthawks two playoff games. Head Coach and GM Brett Tryder said, "Karl has shown that he is ready for college hockey. He may have been the most powerful skater in our league and he has an incredible shot. We were able to use Karl at forward and defense as he proved to be very valuable at both positions. Karl was a leader in our locker room and brought a great deal of maturity to our team. Teams in our league had to prepare for Karl as he was a threat every time that he touched the puck. It has been a pleasure to have coached Karl and we are excited to track his career at St. Scholastica.”
Wright states “Playing for Coach Tryder and the Nighthawks afforded me greater opportunities than I had experienced in my previous years in junior hockey. I had a coach with integrity who put together a team where hard work and good character mattered as much as on-ice proficiency and I had unparalleled access to ice. I was in an organization that respected the sacrifices made by families in supporting their player. As the season progressed, I felt myself grow not just as a player, but also as a person. I am looking forward to getting back in the classroom and to reaching my potential in areas beyond hockey at the College of St. Scholastica, in the great city of Duluth, Minnesota, and playing in the NCHA. I will always look back on my time at the Nighthawks with gratitude.”
Tryder added, “I have known Karl and his family for a few years and I am very happy that he has reached his goal of playing college hockey.”