Norsemen Greek Defenseman Nick Young Commits to Union College

Captain and defenseman of St. Cloud Norsemen Nick Young (Yantzoglou) has announced his commitment to play at Union College in the NCAA Division I hockey.

Young is from Raleigh, North Carolina where he’s played 117 games in the North American Hockey League reaching, 10 goals and 26 assists for 36 points.

In the 2021-2022 season, Young played in all 71 games in both the regular season and the playoffs, scoring 6 goals, and adding 18 assists for 24 points as reported by St. Cloud Norsemen.

St. Cloud reached a record of 41 wins in the regular season and 47 wins overall with the help of Young as he led them to the NAHL Robertson Cup playoffs and a Central Division championship.

The Norsemen defense team allowed the second fewest shots in the league this season as well as the fourth lowest goals against in the NAHL.

The Norsemen have ten NCAA players on the active roster and an 11th was called up by his NCAA team at the semester break (Sam Duerr, Maine). NCAA Division I commitments are Nik Hong (Dartmouth), Brandon Lajoie (Alaska-Anchorage), Blake Mesenburg (Miami), Evan Murr (Minnesota State – Mankato), Ryan O’Neill (St. Thomas), John Opilka (St. Cloud State), Blake Perbix (Northern Michigan), Max Strand (Vermont), Young (Union), along with Gunnar Johnson who will play Division III at St. Olaf.




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