Rochester forward Evans makes college commitment
May 30, 2019
The Rochester Grizzlies of the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) are proud to announce that forward Erik Evans has committed to play ACHA Division I hockey at Iowa State University.
Evans, 20, played his first season in the NA3HL in 2018-19. He started the year with the Granite City Lumberjacks, appearing in four games, before being moved to the North Iowa Bulls. After playing nine games for the Bulls, Evans was acquired by the Grizzlies at the end of January.
Evans, a Minneapolis, Minnesota native, put up 11 points (3 goals, 8 assists) in 21 regular season games, including three in eight games for Rochester. The 5’8/170 lbs. forward also played in all three Fraser Cup playoff games for the Grizzlies.
“We’re really happy for Erik. There’s been some good advancement for our guys. He kind of came in as an older guy and took on a leadership role. He took his role on the team in stride and did whatever was asked. We’re really happy for him to get an opportunity to continue his career at a really good program at Iowa State,” said Grizzlies Head Coach Casey Mignone.
Evans will begin his college hockey career in the fall of 2019. He is the second Grizzlies college commit in organization history. Earlier this month, defenseman Seth Bacon announced his commitment to play Division-III college hockey at Bethel University.