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Cheyenne's Malcolm Commits To New York University Junior Hockey News

Published: Wednesday, 6 Apr 2016  
By: Stampede Staff

The Cheyenne Stampede Tier 2 Junior Hockey program is pleased to announce that 95 birth year forward Kristoff Malcolm has committed to play college hockey for New York University at the ACHA D1 level for the 2016-2017 season. Malcom, a native of the Turks and Caicos Islands, played in 50 games scoring 4 goals and posting 8 assists. Malcolm also took on the roll as the teams go to guy when they needed to make a statement with the gloves off. Malcolm also served as an alternate captain for the squad and was a leader on and off the ice.
Team Owner and General Manager Mark Lantz is very excited to see yet another signing from this year’s team. “Kristoff was a very hard working player on and off the ice, always willing to help the team with any team community projects” stated Lantz. “We wish Kristoff the best in his hockey future!” Head Coach Gary Gill had this to say; “We are very proud of Kristoff and all his accomplishments this season. We are honored that he has committed to ACHA D1 NYU. Kristoff is a very tough young man who can also put the puck in the net. His teammates always come first. I am positive Kristoff will represent NYU both on and off the ice as a model student athlete.”
Kristoff who hails from the Turks and Caicos Islands, and didn’t play his first Ice Hockey game until the age of 16 is very excited to wear the sweater of NYU. “I am extremely honored and excited to be playing for NYU this fall. I couldn’t imagine attending such a great school, yet alone being recruited to play hockey for them. I played my first ice hockey game at 16 years old; most of my teammates this year had already started their junior career by that time.” Malcom said. “I owe a big part of my commitment to my coaches and teammates throughout that past 5 years that didn’t judge me, but helped me out and pushed me way past my comfort zone. A big thanks to my parents who risked a lot for me to leave the Turks and Caicos Islands to pursue my dream.” Pride of Country is also a big factor in how hard Malcolm has worked. “I also owe a lot to my Country, in which ever stall I dressed in there would be a note written in bold, TURKS and CAICOS ISLANDS, just a daily reminder on where I started from and that achieving this goal is bigger than me. I have a chance to break the border of excuses to show where you come from doesn’t lead to where you are going. I am extremely honored to be the first athlete born in Turks and Caicos to play ice hockey and the first to compete in college.”
Malcolm is the third player from this year’s team to commit to play hockey in College. The Cheyenne Stampede are honored that Kristoff chose the Stampede program for his last year of Junior Hockey. We will miss watching the excitement he brought to the game each and every night. We wish him all the best as he starts a new chapter in his hockey dream.
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