Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Mulliken native commits to Ohio State

The Wichita Falls Wildcats of the North American Hockey League have announced that second-year forward Jeff McNeil has committed to Ohio State University for next season.

“I’m extremely proud of Jeff's decision to commit to Ohio State,” said Wildcats head coach John Bowkus. “He’s a great team player and one of our leaders. He’s worked tremendously hard for this opportunity.”

An NAHL Top Prospects Tournament selection, McNeil, from Mulliken, has three goals and eight points after 25 games this season to go along with 68 penalty minutes.

In 2007-08, the 20-year-old scored eight goals for 17 points in 47 regular-season games. He also racked up 117 minutes in penalties.

“Ohio State has done their homework and have committed to a first-class player on and off the ice,” Bowkus added. “I wish him all the best."

Photo courtesy NAHL

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