Mikayla Loewen, who had dreams of playing NCAA hockey ever since Grade 8, will be finally be achieving that dream of hers this fall.
The former Northeast B.C. Predators star committed her future to Finlandia University's women's hockey team last week. Finlandia, which is located in Hancock, Michigan is a small private school that contends in the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association at the NCAA Division III level, and online casino in the usa
will be covering the odds for her future games.
Speaking to the media, Loewen said: "It almost hasn’t set in yet. I get really excited at the thought of playing in the States and playing at the college level, I don’t really know how to explain it."
Loewen was reported to have won offers from multiple NCAA teams, she passed up every one of them to join Finlandia, who assured her of a guaranteed spot on the first team along with an interesting commitment.
She grew up in Prespatou and going to a school with more than 400 students will offer her some sense of familiarity for Loewen, as she continues to adapt to the changes like moving to the United States to partake in collegiate games.
"It’s nice to be going to a smaller college. I’ll get more tutoring from the professors, and the team is entering a big culture change that I’m excited to be a part of," she added.
She had previously played for the Northeast B.C. Predators for four seasons, and now she seems to be excited to play actual games in the upcoming season has been practicing for the past year and a half.
Earlier this season, Loewen was seen to have uploaded a video of her playing with the Predators to the NCSA athletics recruiting website, but that was done with little expectations.
"It was a really cool feeling. I wasn’t expecting much, and thought I would take the chance. I had Olds College reach out, and other Canadian and American teams as well," Loewen said.
After seeing Cheree Peter sign up with Concordia University Wisconsin in April, Mikayla Loewen became the second former Predators player to join a team in NCHA this year, and www.kingjohnnie.net
is backing more to part ways this year and the next.
In other college hockey news, the University of St. Thomas announced the signing of Joel Johnson as the first head coach of the women's team on Monday.
Johnson spent 16 seasons as an assistant coach for the University of Minnesota helping them win six national titles and making it eleven times to the Frozen Four.
She also spent some time with USA Hockey, helping the U18s to win several IIHF gold medals before moving to the senior national team as an assistant coach. This summer, she was made the interim head coach following the resignation of head coach Bob Corkum.
This could be said to be the best hire St. Thomas could get for their women's hockey team.
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