Willmar forward Holt makes NCAA commitment
March 27, 2020
The Willmar WarHawks of the NA3HL are pleased to announce that Top Prospects forward Brandon Holt has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for Northland College to further his education and hockey career.
Holt, 20, just finished his third and final season playing for Willmar in the NA3HL, including the last two as team captain where he put up nearly a point a game during his NA3HL career.
In 127 career NA3HL games, the 5’10/160 lbs. native of Madison Heights, Michigan, scored 47 goals and added 76 assist, amassing 123 points.
That including leading the WarHawks in scoring during the 2019-20 season with 51 points (17 goals, 34 assists) in 45 games played.
Holt was also selected to and played in the 2020 and 2018 NA3HL Top Prospect Tournaments. During the most recent 2020 event, Holt recorded three goals and added an assist in three games with the West Division.
That’s a great accomplishment in the West Division of the NA3HL, playing in Willmar against the best competition each week.
“I want to say thank you to the Willmar Warhawks organization and Willmar Community for all their support over the last three seasons,” said Holt.
“I think Holt will do well at Northland,” Head Coach Kirk Olimb said. “He should be able to play right away. They are an up-and-coming program. Brandon is known around Willmar as someone who is as good a person off the ice as he is athlete on it. He garnered a lot of respect the past three seasons in Willmar.”
That competition should be no stranger to Holt, after grinding through his time in the Minnesota winters, battling with Granite City, North Iowa, New Ulm and Alexandria on a regular basis. “Brandon Holt spent his time building his game the right way,” Associate Head Coach Mike Bowman added. “He is fundamentally sound, can play in any situation, and that will translate into opportunities at the next level. He just has to continue to adjust to the speed of the game and size/maturity of the players, and he’ll continue to do well.”