Lone season with Rampage lifts Muhlfeld to junior hockey opportunity with BCHL’s Capitals
Jack Muhlfeld grew up in Montana and spent the 2022-23 season with the Colorado Rampage 16U AAA team.
Next season, Muhlfeld will make the jump to junior hockey with the BCHL’s Cowichan Capitals.
“I was scouted by Cowichan and asked to attend their identification camp in BC last month,” said Muhlfeld. “I grew up in Whitefish, Montana, which is an hour from the Canadian border. I grew up playing for Glacier Hockey Association and we played in the East Kootenay Hockey League during my youth hockey days. I started playing hockey at the age of five. My dad played hockey growing up and got me interested in the sport and coached me through Pee Wees.
“I am very excited to play close to home in the BCHL. My goal has been to play in the BCHL because it’s a fast, skilled league that advances players to Division I NCAA college hockey, which is my goal.”
Muhlfeld said his time with the Rampage was nothing short of a turning point in his career.
“The Colorado Rampage has an amazing coaching staff, training opportunities, both on and off the ice, and a great reputation for developing players and advancing them to the next level,” Muhlfeld said. “I played in the Tier 1 Elite Hockey League, which is one of the premier AAA leagues in the United States. My coach Pat Bingham worked with me throughout the year to improve my skills, hockey IQ, and physicality that I would need for the next step playing junior hockey. He pushed me throughout the entire season and taught me how to be a 200-foot player. He played a huge part getting me prepared to play at the next level.”
Looking ahead, Muhlfeld has his eye on attainable goals at the rink and away from the rink.
“My short-term goal in hockey is to be a top player in the BCHL,” said Muhlfeld. “My long-term goal is to play Division I NCAA college hockey. From there, I’d love to make a career professionally playing hockey. For school, I want to continue to learn and get good grades in high school so I can attend a university and play hockey while getting a degree in something that interests me for my career.”
Photo provided by Jack Muhlfeld
— Matt Mackinder
(June 12, 2023)