The New Mexico Ice Wolves® are proud to announce that goaltender Henrik Laursen has committed to join the Redhawks NCAA D1 hockey team at Miami of Ohio University in Oxford, Ohio.
Laursen, 21, played in 33 games for the NM Ice Wolves during the 2020-21 and 2019-2020 seasons with a save average of 0.903% with 993 total saves. The 6’3” 180lb goaltender is from Bloomfield, MI and is looking forward to moving to Ohio to attend and play for Miami of Ohio University starting next hockey season.
“Playing for the NM Ice Wolves in NAHL’s South Division was its own reward and I’m thankful to the team and the league,” Laursen said. “I’m excited to play for the Redhawks and move back to the Midwest to be close to family and where I grew up playing. I also want to thank Coach Phil Fox, the entire coaching and arena staff, my teammates and the wonderful supporters who have all worked together through what was a challenging year.”
NM Ice Wolves Head Coach Phil Fox always enjoys coaching players to reach the next level of their playing career. “It’s great seeing players get rewarded when sticking to what they want and following the process on the path to success,” said Fox. “In two seasons with the team he took big steps in his game to be completely trusted to execute when it matters.”
The NM Ice Wolves continue their 2020-2021 season Thursday, May 13, Friday, May 14 and Saturday, May 15 when the team plays South Division rival Wichita Falls Warriors at the Outpost Ice Arenas. Click here to view the NM Ice Wolves 2020-2021 schedule. All of the team’s games can be watched on HockeyTV.com. Fans can select subscription options at www.hockeytv.com
After the team and league ended the 2019-2020 season early, as all major sports leagues did due to COVID-19, with no playoffs the NM Ice Wolves were honored by the entire North American Hockey League as the NAHL Organization of the Year and the NAHL’s South Division Organization of the Year. Alex Dominique became the first ever NM Ice Wolves’ player named to the NAHL All-South Division Rookie Team and the team’s jersey was voted best in the league in a virtual playoff voted on by fans league wide in the first ever NAHL Tournament of Jerseys.