The NM Ice Wolves are proud to announce that defenseman Keegan Langefels has committed to play Division I college hockey joining the Golden Griffins at Canisius University in Buffalo, NY.
Langefels, 20, was tendered prior to the 2019-20 season and has played 86 games for the NM Ice Wolves. Last season he led defensemen in points and is currently second in points among the team’s defensemen this season. The 6’0” 185-pound defenseman is from Eden Prairie, MN is excited to make the move to New York to attend Canisius College. Langefels is also fresh off being named NAHL South Division 2nd Star Player of the Week after a strong performance last weekend in a three-game series against South Division rival Amarillo Bulls posting five points (two goals and three assists).
“I can’t thank my coaches, teammates and the Hubbard family enough for the two years I’ve spent in New Mexico,” Langefels said. “The NM Ice Wolves organization gave me all the opportunities and tools to develop my game and prepare me for the next level. I am very grateful for the time I have spent in Albuquerque, the relationships I have created and the lasting New Mexico memories I will carry with me. I am excited for the next step!”
NM Ice Wolves head coach Phil Fox is proud to have another player commit to a Division 1 school. “I’m very excited for Keegan on his commitment. He was one of our first tendered players into the NM Ice Wolves organization,” said Fox. “Keegan is one of those guys who is the first on the ice and last off for practice and is always working on something to make his game and his team better. That commitment is what it takes and it’s great to see these guys develop and move onto higher levels.”
Langefels becomes the third NM Ice Wolves player to commit during the 2020-21 season joining Joey Larson and Cole Hanson who will be attending Northern Michigan University and Colgate University respectively.