Congratulations to T1EHL alum and Fox Motors Hockey Club player Sam Skinner on his commitment to play NCAA Division 1 hockey for Ferris State University in the WCHA.
Skinner, 19, currently plays for the Minot Minotauros in the North American Hockey League (NAHL). He is the 51st Minotauros player to move on to play NCAA Division 1 hockey.
Aside from the hockey related reasons, Skinner listed several other factors that attracted him to Ferris.
“Ferris State is close to home, I love the campus, and it has a really criminal justice program. I want to eventually be a detective,” he said. “I was given a lot of ice time here in Minot, and the coaching staff helped me mature both on and off the ice. I want to thank all the coaches in Minot, my parents, teammates, and all my past coaches for helping me get to the next level.”
Skinner is in his second season with Minot. The Schoolcraft, Mich. native has recorded 9 points in 12 games thus far during the 2019-2020 season. Overall in his NAHL career, he has posted 23 points in 45 games played.
Skinner was selected to and played for Team NAHL this past summer in the 2019 Sirius Ice Hockey World Cup in Sochi, Russia.
Minotauros Head Coach/General Manager Marty Murray was not surprised to see skinner commit given the way his game has grown.
“Sam has made some huge strides in his game this season. He learned a lot last year and has really come into his own establishing himself as a top defenseman on a nightly basis, both offensively and defensively,” Murray said.
T1EHL and Fox Motors is proud of Skinner and all of the players who move up in the ranks of hockey. Where do you go from here? Everywhere.