Sunday, November 24, 2013

Nikolas Koberstein commits to the University of Alaska Fairbanks

Press Release

 ​The Olds Grizzly’s are pleased to announce that Defenseman Nikolas Koberstein will be pursuing his education and furthering his hockey career at the University of Alaska Fairbanks during the 2015-2016 season.

Nikolas follows in the footsteps of former Grizzlys Ian Perkins, Jim Lawrence, Darcy Campbell and others who have gone on​ to Fairbanks.  Nikolas has been a player who plays in all situations with the Grizz this season and just returned from the 2013 ​CJHL ​Prospects game.

“Nik has had a tremendous season with us so far this year​," said Grizzlys Head Coach Brett Hopfe​.  "Nik has had many generous offers to move on to the next level and has chosen UAF, which is a great school with a brand new state of the art dressing room.  We are happy to have Nik back for one more year to help develop him into a force for the Nanooks.  With Nik’s skill set and work ethic I would not be surprised to see him playing at the professional level when his time with UAF is done.”

The entire Grizzly organization would like to congratulate Nikolas and his family on this accomplishment.

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