Incoming Forward Announces College Commitment
Wichita Falls, TX – The Wichita Falls Warriors are pleased to announce that incoming forward Landon MacDonald has officially committed to play Division I college hockey at Northern Michigan University.
“They’ve talked to me the last few years, and had me in for a visit a few weeks ago,” MacDonald said. “I’ve loved it since. The coaching staff is great, the culture is great, the area is great.”
“Landon is a player we are really excited to have onboard,” said Warriors head coach Garrett Roth. “He brings size and physicality, which will allow him to have a presence on the ice every shift.”
MacDonald, 17, signed a tender with the Warriors in June after posting 26 points in 40 games with the Little Caesars 16U AAA program. His 18 goals led Little Caesars, and he finished second on the team in points.
“We feel he has the ability to have an immediate impact in different areas of the game,” Roth said. “His character and work ethic are key attributes in him earning this commitment to play for Northern Michigan University.”
“The staff here in Wichita Falls have helped me build relationships, and they’ve put me in a good spot to do the best I can,” MacDonald said.
The Brighton, Michigan native will continue his hockey career in his home state after his time in junior hockey ends. He is the third Warrior to officially commit to a Division I school this offseason, with forwards Thomas Weis (Maine) and Carter Korpi (Air Force) also announcing their commitments earlier in the summer.
“The NAHL is a great league,” MacDonald said. “A lot of great players have come out of this league, and this is where I want to be.”
“I am really excited for him and his family, and I look forward to helping with his development this season,” Roth said.