Alexandria defenseman Branton makes NCAA commitment
March 11, 2020
The Alexandria Blizzard of the NA3HL are pleased to announce that defenseman Mathias Branton has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for Hamline University.
Branton, 20, is in his first season with the Blizzard and final season playing junior hockey. The 5’10/175 lbs. native of Corcoran, Minnesota, has 20 points (1 goal, 19 assists) in 40 games played during the 2019-20 season.
Last season, Branton had 30 points in 42 junior games played. Over the course of his junior career, he has recorded 50 points in 82 games played to date.
“Mathias is a responsible and solid student and athlete who will bring a strong compete to our program,” said Piper head coach Cory Laylin.
“We are very proud of Matt and his commitment to develop and earn his spot at Hamline University. Matt has been a great addition to our defensive unit this season. Matt shows up every day and competes at a high level. We look forward to watching him continue to grow and develop at the next level,” said Blizzard head coach Jeff Crouse.