ACHA’s top-five feature KIJHL alumni – Part II

University of Jamestown photo


Columbia Valley Rockies alum Riley Wallace with Minot State University.


The American Collegiate Hockey Association released its Division 1 men’s team rankings. In the top-five are Minot State University, Adrian College, University of Central Oklahoma, University of Jamestown and University of Nevada-Las Vegas, which all feature Kootenay International Junior Hockey League alumni.

Minot State University (20-4-0) has Riley Wallace (CV Rockies). Wallace earned back-to-back shutouts against the University of Mary and now has a record of 8-1-0 with 1.34 GAA and a .927 SP. In 47 career games, Wallace has 42 wins.

Adrian College (18-2-0) has Noah Decottignies (CV Rockies), Peyton Trzaska (Princeton Posse) and Ethan McLaughlin (Nelson Leafs).

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University of Central Oklahoma (19-3-0) has Cash Regan (Kimberley Dynamiters) and Austin Madge (Spokane Brave). View player stats.


The University of Jamestown (16-6-0) have 17 alumni:

Reid Wilson, Kingsley Brockett (Nelson Leafs)

Jordan Kromm, Greg Susinski (Fernie Ghostriders)

Jake Huculak, Brenden Vulcano, Kole Christensson, Brandon Weare (Revelstoke Grizzlies – Weare also played for Golden.)

Logan Berggren, Reese Nelson (Creston Valley Thunder Cats)

Alek Erichuk (Kamloops Storm)

Phillipe Lessard, Jordan Lott (Sicamous Eagles)

Nathan Driver (Kelowna Chiefs)

Malachai Franklin,  Matthew Poole (Chase Heat)

Tyler Ralph (Castlegar Rebels)

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University of Nevada-Las Vegas (15-5-1) has Vinny Benedetto (Chase Heat), Dylan Ford (Golden Rockets) and David Lenzin (Fernie Ghostriders).

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