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Great Falls Defenseman O'Donnell Makes NCAA Commitment
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Great Falls defenseman O'Donnell makes NCAA commitment

May 5, 2017

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A defenseman who spent this past season as a member of the Great Falls Americans hockey team in the NA3HL will move up to the college ranks and continue his education and playing career this fall. 

 

Danny O’Donnell, the 6’2/185 lbs. native of Ventura, California will attend the Illinois-based Aurora University Spartans men’s hockey program in the fall. The Spartans are a NCAA Division III school in Aurora, Illinois (located 41 miles from Chicago) that is associated with the Northern Collegiate Hockey Association (NCHA). 

 

During the 2016-17 season with the Americans, O'Donnell, 21, led the team in assists with 67 assists and was one of the top assist makers in the league. The new college signee accumulated 20 goals in 52 games this season for coach Jeff Heimel’s team, who finished with an overall record of 41-5-3-3 and a playoff appearance. 

 

The Business major had his best performance of the season in a November contest against the Missoula Jr. Bruins when he scored one goal and tallied four assists in Great Falls’ 6-0 shutout victory at the Great Falls Ice Plex. 

 

Danny also was invited to participate in the 2017 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament in Plymouth, Michigan in February where he played for the White team, consisting of members of the Frontier and West Division teams. He helped guide the White team to a 2-1 record while picking up three assists during the two-day tournament that attracted many scouts and college coaches. 

 

In April 2017, the Americans assist leader was named the NA3HL Defenseman of the Year and was one of six members on the All-NA3HL First Team during the league awards announcement (Full story).

 

The 21-year-old previously played for the Sicamous Eagles, a British Columbia team that participates in the Kootenay International Hockey League (KJHL). The California native scored nine goals while dishing out 17 assists during the 2015-16 season. 

 

The defenseman was excited about the accomplishments by the Americans during the 2016-17 season. “The team did really well all season long and it showed in the rink when we made the (Frontier) Divisional Finals,” said O’Donnell. “My personal accomplishment was winning the (NA3HL) Defenseman Player of the Year award and making the First All-NA3HL squad.”

 

“I will now be playing with bigger, faster and stronger guys at the collegiate level and I hope to develop into an even better hockey player,” said the outgoing Americans standout in response to what he looks forward to most at the next level.

 

He also was enthusiastic about the Americans coaching staff. Heimel and assistant coach Erik Gatson helped motivate the players by making sure they had a good mind-set during each game regardless of the competition. 

 

After playing in 47 regular season contests and five in the playoffs, he will enjoy a much shorter season while playing for the Spartans, who only play in 25. Their seasons runs from October through February. 

 

“I loved my time here in Great Falls and want to thank my billet family (Steven and Carlee Fox) for making my time with the Americans special.”


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PLAYER GP G A P
Josh Bourne (CH) 26 21 30 51
Ronnie Wilkie (CVT) 28 27 22 49
Liam Plunkett (CVT) 28 15 34 49
Edward Lindsey (CR) 28 24 23 47
Justin Bond (100M) 27 21 24 45
Justen James (CVT) 23 15 26 41
Scott Robinson (SS) 28 15 26 41
Jordan Robertson (RG) 29 15 26 41
Trey Mason (GFBB) 27 12 29 41
Brett Witala (KC) 19 19 21 40

Kootenay Conference: Eddie Mountain Division
TEAM GP W L T D OL PTS
Kimberley
28 21 5 1 0 1 44
Creston
28 17 8 2 0 1 37
Col Valley
29 12 12 3 0 2 29
Fernie
24 8 13 1 0 2 19
Golden
28 1 24 1 0 2 5
Kootenay Conference: Neil Murdoch Division
TEAM GP W L T D OL PTS
Nelson
28 20 6 1 0 1 42
Castlegar
28 20 7 0 1 0 40
Beaver Val.
27 16 9 1 0 1 34
Grand Fork.
29 11 16 1 0 1 24
Spokane
29 7 19 1 0 2 17
Okanagan/Shuswap Conference: Doug Birks Division
TEAM GP W L T D OL PTS
Chase
31 19 11 0 0 1 39
Revelstoke
26 17 5 1 0 3 38
100 Mile
29 15 11 3 0 0 33
Kamloops
29 10 18 1 0 0 21
Sicamous
29 4 23 1 0 1 10
Okanagan/Shuswap Conference: Okanagan Division
TEAM GP W L T D OL PTS
Summerland
28 19 8 0 0 1 39
Osoyoos
26 18 7 1 0 0 37
Princeton
28 13 11 1 0 3 30
Kelowna
28 13 12 1 0 2 29
North Okan.
28 8 16 1 0 3 20
PLAYER GP W GAA SV%
Tanner Douglas (CR) 11 8 1.69 .932
Levi Mitchell (CVT) 12 9 1.82 .938
Josh Williams (NL) 17 13 1.87 .939
Owen Sikkes (BVN) 20 12 2.23 .921
Cody Campbell (KD) 20 14 2.27 .924
Liam McGarva (RG) 10 5 2.31 .920
Liam Aitken (OC) 13 8 2.54 .912
Aris Anagnostopoulos (KC) 13 8 2.58 .918
Quinn Yeager (GFBB) 11 3 2.64 .923
Curt Doyle (CR) 15 11 2.65 .917
Daniel Paul (OC) 15 10 2.66 .915
Only goalies with 5 or more GP are shown.