May 12, 2021

The New Mexico Ice Wolves® are proud to announce that forward Jackson Wille has committed to join the Hamline University Hockey team (NCAA DIII) at Hamline University in Saint Paul, MN.

In two seasons with the NM Ice Wolves, the Forest Lake, MN native Wille, 20, has played 92 games during the 2020-21 and 2019-2020 seasons. The 5’10” 200lb forward has scored 13 points (10 goals, three assists) during his time with the NM Ice Wolves and is excited to make the move back to Minnesota to attend and play for Hamline University starting next hockey season.

“I’m very grateful for the opportunity to continue my hockey career for Hamline University and want to thank my parents, teammates, coaches and the New Mexico Ice Wolves organization,” Wille said. “Coach Phil Fox and the entire coaching staff have helped develop my game and guide me to the next level. I’m looking forward to finishing our season strong with just three more games.”NM Ice Wolves Head Coach Phil Fox always enjoys helping his players reach the next level of their playing career. “I’m thrilled for Wille on his commitment to Hamline University. He put in the work to take a big step this year and it’s nice he can return to his home state to continue playing,” said Fox.

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.