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Windsor native, RoughRiders grad Gordon using NAHL success to make NCAA Division I Arizona State commitment


Cole Gordon has had a sucecssful NAHL career with the Minnesota Wilderness, and NCAA teams have taken notice.

Earlier this week, the 20-year-old Windsor native announced his commitment to NCAA Division I Arizona State, where he’ll skate for the Sun Devils starting with the 2023-24 season.

“I’m proud to announce my commitment to play Division 1 hockey at Arizona State University. I would like to say thank you to all my friends, coaches, teammates, and family that have helped me along the way,” said Gordon on social media.

Gordon is currently playing in his third and final season of junior hockey in the NAHL, which has all been spent with the Wilderness. He is having his best season to date as the co-captain has put up 18 points (eight goals, 10 assists) in 48 games.

He was also selected to and played in the 2023 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament for the Midwest Division team, where he had a goal in two games.

“As an organization, we are proud of Cole and excited to watch him continue his career at ASU,” said Wilderness head coach Brett Skinner. “Cole has worked very hard this season to continue to improve, and ASU will not only be getting a good player, but a high-character individual who will be a part of continuing to grow their program.”

Over the course of the past three seasons, Gordon has appeared in 133 career NAHL regular-season games and recorded 27 points on 11 goals and 16 assists.

Prior to coming to Cloquet, Minn., Gordon spent two seasons playing in the NAPHL for the Rocky Mountain RoughRiders’ 15U and 16U teams from 2017-19.


(March 7, 2023)

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