The Aberdeen Wings, proud members of the North American Hockey League are pleased to announce that Wings defenseman and NAHL Top Prospect Jack Kelly has announced his commitment to play hockey at St. Norbert’s College in De Pere, WI. Jack spent 2 seasons with the Wings organization, playing in 131 games with the Wings and in his career over 200 games in the NAHL. During his time with Aberdeen Jack put up 3 goals and 29 assists. He was also team captain this past season. During the 2016-2017 season Jack was given the Team Community Service Award. This past season Jack received the Heart Award and the Team Hard Hat Award at the teams annual awards banquet. The awards were voted on by his teammates and Wings staff.
St. Norberts is nationally recognized as one of the top DIII hockey teams in the country. Since 1997 The Green Knights have appeared in 18 NCAA DIII Tournaments highlighted by 12 frozen four appearances, 5 national championships and runner up 4 times. St. Norberts plays in the NCHA Conference.
“I’d like to thank the community, the ownership, and my coaches during my two years in Aberdeen. The professional way the organization is ran, makes it very easy for a player to succeed both on and off the ice. The coaching staff taught me many valuable life lessons which I will continue to teach many others down the road. Aberdeen is a top notch organization. I’m excited to get to school and hockey going to St. Norbert’s and can’t wait to see what the future holds.”
“I couldn’t be more proud of jack. I got to watch Jack grow into one of the best leaders I have ever had since he was 12 years old. It’s extremely difficult to see Jack Kelly age out, but there are big things ahead for this young man. St Norberts is getting a player filled with character and work ethic. Good luck Captain Jack” -Team Smack