Wilderness player commits to Bemidji State
The Minnesota Wilderness announce defenseman Will Zmolek has committed to play his NCAA Division I Hockey at Bemidji State University.
"Our entire organization couldn't be more proud of Will's accomplishment in committing to Bemidji State," said Wilderness head coach Tim Madsen. "They're getting themselves a great hockey player, great teammate, and great person. The sky is the limit for Will and to be attending a program that develops players like Bemidji, I think it's a perfect fit."
Zmolek, from Rochester, Minn., joined the Wilderness during their playoff run after a very successful high school season with the Rochester Century Panthers. He played a total of a 24 games this year with the Wilderness which included all 10 playoff games. He tallied 1 goal and 3 assists during the season while also being a crucial part of the team's penalty kill and defense.
"The Minnesota Wilderness are a first class organization," said Zmolek. "I am very thankful for everything they did for us as a team. Thank you to the ownership, management and coaches for making this possible. I would also like to thank the Lilly's, my billet family who made my stay and experience in Cloquet unforgettable. I am thrilled to have committed to Bemidji State. Without the organization's leadership and help, I never would have gotten this opportunity."
Zmolek is the ninth Division I commit to suit up in a Wilderness Jersey during the 2016-17 season.