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Wilderness captain commits to Bemidji State

Tyler Vold

The Minnesota Wilderness announces veteran defenseman and team Captain Tyler Vold has committed to play NCAA Division One College Hockey at Bemidji State University. Bemidji State, fresh off of the regular season championship in the WCHA, is one of five Division I schools in the state of Minnesota.

Head Coach Tim Madsen had this to say about his captains' decision to commit to Bemidji State University:

"When I think of the Minnesota Wilderness organization, and who we are, the first player that I think of is Tyler Vold," said head coach Tim Madsen. "He epitomizes the culture we have developed here. He is a great hockey player, great citizen in the community, great teammate, and elite person. Our entire organization couldn't be more proud. He is joining a top-20 program in the country that has, and will always compete for championships."

Vold is the fifth Wilderness player thus far who has finalized his plans to play Division I Hockey next season, joining Mike Zuffante (Bentley), Tristan Rostagno (Michigan Tech), Luke Kania (Brown), and Nick Olczyk (Colorado College).

"I want to thank the Minnesota Wilderness organization for everything they have done for me the past two years," said Vold, the Wilderness' all-time leader in points for a defenseman. "It was an honor to play for great coaches and ownership and to wear the Wilderness jersey. I couldn't be more happy and excited to be attending Bemidji State next season."

Vold is currently fourth in the league for points by a defenseman at 35 points — six goals and 29 assists. Last season, his rookie season, Vold notched a total of 26 points — two goals and 24 assists.