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Telluride native, Lizard Heads grad Kusuno climbs advancement ladder, decides on NCAA D-III Northland


After four seasons of junior hockey, Landon Kusuno is off to play college hockey.

This week, the Telluride native committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for Northland College.

Kusuno, 21, is a three-year NA3HL player, suiting up for 132 games with the New Mexico Ice Wolves, 10 being Fraser Cup Playoff games. He also played the 2021-22 season for the Bozeman Icedogs.

Throughout his time in New Mexico, Kusuno tallied 31 points (four goals, 27 assists). His best game to date came on Jan. 14, 2024, as the blueliner recorded three assists during a 4-2 victory over the Texas Brahmas.

“Landon was with us from the start in Albuquerque,” said Ice Wolves head coach Darren Banks. “He helped establish our culture through his hard work and dedication over the past two seasons. He is a great teammate and brings a professional approach to every facet of the game. A leader on and off the ice, we are excited to follow him on his next step at Northland.”

In addition to the Ice Wolves, Kusuno also played junior hockey for the EHL’s Maine Eclipse in 2020-21.

Back home, Kusuno skated for the Telluride Lizard Heads Youth Hockey Club.


(June 24, 2024)

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