Defenseman Brandon Montour and forward Peter Krieger
will skate as Waterloo Black Hawks for the first time this weekend
during the preseason USHL Atlantic Challenge. Wednesday, the Hawks
announced that both 19-year-olds have recently committed to NCAA
Division I universities.
After completing his time in the USHL, Montour will make his way to
New England in order to join the University of Massachusetts program,
while Krieger’s compass will point the opposite direction, leading him
to the University of Alaska.
“Making a college commitment is a milestone,” said Waterloo Head Coach P.K. O’Handley.
“For Brandon and Peter, we want the coming season with the Black Hawks
to be one they can use to develop their games so that they can make an
impact right away in Amherst and Fairbanks.”
Each player comes to Waterloo with previous junior hockey
experience. Appearing with the Caledonia Corvairs of the Greater
Ontario Junior Hockey League in 2012/13, Montour scored 18 goals from
the blue line and accumulated 49 assists. The Oshwegen, Ontario,
native’s 67 total points were second on the Corvairs’ stat sheet and
ranked second in the league among defensemen.
Krieger paced the Aberdeen Wings of the North American Hockey League
with 54 points from 22 goals and 32 assists. Originally from Plymouth,
Minnesota, Krieger also dressed for 59 of the Wings’ 60 games last
(Nathan can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org)