Former Ogden Mustangs forward and 2015-16 leading
scorer Adam Zöllner is heading to New England College for
the 2016-17 season.
Adam will join his brother Andreas, also a former Mustang, who
played for NEC last season. Andreas had a standout freshman season with 19
points in 26 games. Adam and Andreas both play a similar style of game, both
hold multiple Mustang franchise records and
both even registered the exact same amount of regular season assists (44) in
their lone seasons in Ogden.
"It was a hard decision since I had a great time in
Ogden," Adam said, "but I'm ready for a new challenge, and I'm
excited to finally play with my brother again. I'll always be a Mustang."
New England College is located in Henniker, New Hampshire
and competes in the New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) of the NCAA.
Adam — a 6-foot-3-inch, 183-pound Varnamo, Sweden, native —
completed this past season with a total of 80 points in 57 games as a Mustang.
74 of those points came in the regular season. That is the
highest single point total in Mustangs history. Adam also leads the
Mustangs all time with 1.40 points per game.
Adam did have one more year of junior eligibility remaining, but
elected to get the early start at the NCAA level, rather than return to
“I’m really proud and happy for Adam’s commitment to
New England College,” said Ogden head coach Jake Laime. “This is a great
opportunity for him to play for a great program and play with his brother. Just
like he did in Ogden, I have no doubt that Adam will follow in Andreas's
footsteps and make his own definite impression for that team.”
Adam is the fourth Mustang to officially announce an
NCAA commitment this season, joining Schuyler Seyfert who committed to Plattsburgh State University, Caleb Pola who committed to Stevenson University and Andreas Pettersson who committed to Playmouth State University. The Mustangs had six players move on to the NCAA last season
and five players the season before. They have the highest NCAA placement
rate in the Western States Hockey League.
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