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Rebels’ Forward Drew Blackmun makes D1 NCAA commitment to Northeastern

The Aston Rebels, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that forward Drew Blackmun has committed to play NCAA Division 1 Ice Hockey for Northeastern University. The Huskies play in the Hockey East conference. His commitment begins in the fall of 2017.

Blackmun, 21, is tied for second on the team with 40 points (16 goals and 24 assists), and he has a +24 +/-ratio. The Rebels’ assistant captain has played in the most games in franchise history with 109. The 6’0”, 175 lb Minneapolis, MN native recently played in the NAHL’s Top Prospects Tournament where he had three points (2 goals and 1 assist) in two games.

“I instantly fell in love with Northeastern and everything that it had to offer” stated Blackmun. “There are so many good things to say about it. The coaching staff is very passionate, and they truly care about their players. The campus is beautiful, and they offer top notch academics. Matthews Arena is filled with so much history, and I’m very excited to step on that ice as a Husky. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my family, friends and coaches for their support through the years. I also would like sincerely thank coach Coombs and the Rebels organization for all of their help” concluded Blackmun.

“I’m very happy for Drew” stated Rebels head coach Joe Coombs. “He is a terrific hockey player and leader. Most importantly he is a terrific person. He has an incredible work ethic and epitomizes the Rebels. Northeastern is getting an all-around quality player and person. Drew has worked extremely hard. He deserves this. I couldn’t be prouder of him” concluded Coombs.

Northeastern University is located in Boston, MA. The Huskies currently have an overall record of 18-15-5.

Solomon makes D1 NCAA commitment to Northeastern

The Aston Rebels are pleased to announce that defenseman Ryan Solomon has committed to play NCAA Division 1 Ice Hockey for Northeastern University. The Huskies play in the Hockey East conference. His commitment begins in the fall of 2017.

Solomon, 20, is tied for first in the North American Hockey League’s plus-minus statistic with a +25. He also leads all defensemen in the league as well as the Rebels in that category. The 6’1”, 180 lb Salt Lake, UT native is currently ninth on the team with 16 points (6 goals and 10 assists). The left-handed shot Solomon is a superior skater and passer.

“I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to attend and play hockey at such a prestigious school like Northeastern” stated Solomon. “I fell in love with the culture of the campus and the city, and I cannot picture a better fit for the next four years. I would like to thank all my family, friends and organizations who have helped make my dreams come true. I would like to express a special thank you to coach Coombs and the Aston Rebels” concluded Solomon.

“I couldn’t be happier for Ryan” stated Rebels head coach Joe Coombs. “His junior hockey career started slowly. When he came to the Rebels he worked extremely hard on and off the ice. He bought into our system and he has flourished ever since. He is the epitome of an Aston Rebels. This commitment is well deserved. Northeastern is getting a fine hockey player but an even better person” concluded Coombs.

Northeastern University is located in Boston, MA. The Huskies currently have an overall record of 6-7-4.