Alumni Update: March 23, 2021

Mar 23, 2021

A total of twelve former Wings players will be representing their teams in this year’s NCAA Men’s Division I College Hockey Tournament that begins Friday, March 26.

  • Peter Thome, University of North Dakota
  • Brad Belisle, Jack Powell, Bemidji State University
  • Logan Britt, Quinnipiac University
  • Nathan Smith & Andy Carroll, Minnesota State University Mankato
  • Kevin Fitzgerald, Will Hammer, Joe Molenaar & Thomas Rocco, St. Cloud State University
  • Nolan Sullivan, University of Omaha
  • Nathan Burke, University of Minnesota

Round One will be played Friday and Saturday.

Ryan Cook (’13-’16) Cool has agreed to terms with the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL. He’s played in 17 games for the Huntsville Havoc of the SPHL this season, where he has two goals and two assists.

Kevin Fitzgerald (’15-’17) Fitzergald scored a goal in St. Cloud State’s 3-2 win over Minnesota Duluth Monday night, advancing the Huskies to the NCHC Championship game. Fitzgerald added an assist in the Championship game Tuesday night, but it wasn’t enough as the Huskies fell to UND 5-3.

Will Hammer (’14-’16) Hammer had an assist on the shorthanded game-winning goal as the Huskies took down Minnesota Duluth 3-2 Monday night to move onto the NCHC Championship game.

Nathan Burke (’16-’18) Burke put the Gophers on the board and helped lead the comeback as Minnesota beat Michigan 3-2 Monday night to take help the Gophers to the Big 10 Championship game. The Gophers would go on to win the Big 10 Tournament Title 6-4 over Wisconsin.

Pierson Brandon (’18-’20) Brandon had an assist, but St. Lawrence won the game 5-4 in overtime in the ECAC Tournament Semifinals.

Mitch Machlitt (’18-’19) Machlitt had an assist, but Army fell to Canisius 4-3 in overtime in the semifinals of the AHA tournament.

Cooper Haar (’19-’20) Haar assisted on the game-winning overtime goal as Canisius took down Army 4-3 in the AHA semifinals.

Connor Beatty (’18-’20) Beatty scored a pair of goals as Endicott handled Curry 7-2 on Saturday night.

Joe Sullivan (’11-’13) Sullivan scored a goal in an Indy Fuel 2-1 overtime win over Kansas City Friday. Joe is in his second season with the Fuel, playing in 108 games; he has 8 goals and 29 assists so far.