The Wenatchee Wild has announced that forward Jeff Jubinville has verbally committed to Bemidji State University (College Hockey America) beginning in the fall of 2010 when the school joins the WCHA.
Jubinville, a 20-year-old from Edmonton, leads the Wild in scoring with 10 goals for 23 points (fifth in the NAHL) through 23 games.
“I’m excited to get the opportunity to play for such a great college hockey program,” said Jubinville. “I’m looking forward to spending four years there.”
Jubinville played the previous two seasons for the St. Albert Steel of the Alberta Junior League. Last year, he recorded 19 goals for 54 points in 61 games.
“Jeff has proven to be a dynamic offensive threat, as well as being very responsible defensively,” said Wild head coach Paul Baxter. “He’s also provided us with great leadership.”
Jubinville becomes the sixth Wild player on this year’s roster to commit to a Division I school - the most of any team in the NAHL.
At Bemidji State, Jubinville will join former Wild goaltender Mathieu Dugas, who is currently a freshman at the Minnesota school.
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