Colorado Springs native, Rampage alum Boxer set to begin NCAA career in ’22-23 at D-III St. Olaf
After spending his junior hockey career in the NAHL, Colorado Springs native Jack Boxer will start his college career this season with NCAA Division III St. Olaf College.
Boxer, a Colorado Rampage graduate, finished up his junior career with the Springfield Jr. Blues in 2021-22 after parts of three seasons within the Amarillo/North Iowa Bulls organization.
“I began speaking with St. Olaf after my season came to a close,” said Boxer. “Eddie Effinger, the head coach of St. Olaf, reached out and I was very interested from the start. A few weeks later, I took a visit to St. Olaf. Once the visit concluded, I knew this is where I wanted to be. The academics are top-notch and the facilities are fantastic. The location and surrounding area is awesome. In the end, it was a very easy decision to come to St. Olaf.
“As I freshman, I hope to come in and make a big impact on the team. We want to win the MIAC championship, which would then propel us to the NCAA tournament. I want to win, and I will do anything to make that happen.”
In 29 games with the Jr. Blues this past season, the blueliner recorded one goal and seven assists and was plus-7 after appearing in 21 games with four assists for North Iowa.
“Jack joined us just before the halfway mark of the season and provided a veteran presence on the blueline for us from Day 1,” said Springfield head coach Tyler Rennette. “He’s earned this opportunity at St. Olaf, and we are excited to see what he’s able to accomplish.”
In 75 career NAHL games, Boxer accumulated two goals and 15 assists for 17 points with a plus-15 rating.
He played his youth hockey for the Rampage organization before joining Amarillo during the 2018-19 season.
Boxer also played in the 2019 NAHL 18U Top Prospects Tournament for the Tier 1 Elite League West Team.
— Matt Mackinder
(September 5, 2022)