Saturday, January 11, 2014

13-year-old hockey prodigy verbally commits to University of Maine

The University of Maine hockey program received a verbal commitment from an emerging star on Friday. It should also be noted that the current age and grade level of this aforementioned player is 13 years and seventh, respectively.

Yes, Oliver Wahlstrom has pledged to the Black Bears at the ripe old age of 13, making him the nation's youngest NCAA hockey commit of all-time.

“Oliver is a very special player who has done well for us this year despite facing much older competition,” Eric Graham, Wahlstrom’s head coach at North Yarmouth, said in a statement. “… His skill set is exceptional, and his approach to the game is mature well beyond his years. As serious as he is about hockey, he has a pure love of the sport which becomes clear whenever he steps on the ice. He loves scoring goals, and he loves having the puck on his stick. The University of Maine has landed a great talent and person in Oliver Wahlstrom.”

You may recall seeing the young phenom play hockey when the clip of him scoring a lacrosse style goal in 2009 went viral. He has apparently been dominating the ice ever since.

Unfortunately, Wahlstrom won't have the chance to suit up for Maine until 2019, but rest assured that we will probably hear his name a few times before then, again.


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