RoughRiders, Thunderbirds alum, Broomfield product Hargraves makes NCAA D-I commitment to Augustana
Fairbanks Ice Dogs goalie and NA3HL and NAPHL alum Kayden Hargraves has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for Augustana University, a school that will field its first team next season in the CCHA.
Hargraves, 20, is in his fourth and final season of playing junior hockey, which has primarily been spent in the NAHL and also the NA3HL.
The Broomfield native has appeared in 23 games so far during the 2022-23 season and has posted a 12-8-2 record with a 2.78 goals-against average and .924 save percentage. He has been named the Midwest Division Star of the Week three times so far this season.
“I am very excited to announce my commitment to play Division 1 hockey at Augustana University. This wouldn’t be possible without the continued support from my family, teammates, and coaches,” said Hargraves on social media.
Hargraves joined the Ice Dogs in the NAHL during the 2020-21 season after playing a full season in the NA3HL. In 91 career NAHL regular-season games, Hargraves has posted a 53-29-8 record.
Hargraves first season of junior hockey was spent in the NA3HL with the Texas Brahmas during the 2019-20 season. Hargraves posted a 19-3-0- record with a 1.46 goals-against average and a .937 save percentage. He was named to the NA3HL’s All-Rookie 1st Team that season.
Prior to playing junior hockey in the NAHL and NA3HL, Hargraves played in the NAPHL for the Rocky Mountain RoughRiders’ 16U team during the 2017-18 season. He also spent time with the Colorado Thunderbirds.
(December 9, 2022)