Castlegar Rebels defenceman Liam Wallace will play for the Waldorf University Warriors in the American Collegiate Hockey Association in Albert Lea in Southern Minnesota next season.
The former Red Deer Elk played 72 regular season games with the Rebels, registering a goal and 13 points. He had one assist in seven Teck Cup championship games last season.
“I am beyond excited to take advantage of this opportunity to continue playing hockey, but as well, further my studies,” said Wallace. “I am very thankful for this opportunity and have already started the countdown until I leave for Waldorf. I would like to thank the Castlegar Rebels organization for the past three years, and all the memories I made there. I wish the Rebels program the best in the future and will forever cheer them on.”
“Liam is a great addition to our defensive unit,” said Waldorf Head Coach Mike Heitkamp on their website. “His vision of the ice and consistency in the defensive zone are two factors that really made him stand out in the recruiting process. He plays a simple game and moves the puck well. He has a great ability to read the ice and make quick decisions which will greatly help our offensive pressure.”
Rebels interim Head Coach Nick Headrick said Wallace is an extremely hard working, dedicated player and he’s excited for him to be continuing his hockey career.
“He is always pushing himself and his teammates to get better on and off the ice. His strengths to the game is defending hard in his zone both 5-on-5 and on the penalty kill,” added Headrick. “He has a good stick and uses his hockey IQ to shut down other teams top players.”