Carlson To NCAA

The Neepawa Natives are extremely proud to announce that 1999-born forward Konnor Carlson
will attend Augsburg College, in Minneapolis Minnesota and play for the Augsburg Auggies
hockey club.

Carlson who joined the Natives in 2019-20 and is from Inver Grove Heights, MN, tallied 11
goals, 11 assists, for 22 points this past season.
When asked about what Konnor has meant to the team Head Coach and GM Ken Pearson
spoke to Carlson’s character above all else. “Konnor Carlson is a person that is constantly
putting others before himself. During his brief stop in Neepawa, Konnor was asked to do a lot of
the less glamorous jobs for our team. Whether he was asked to penalty killing, shot-block, be a
leader off the ice he gave us his very best every shift he played in a Natives uniform. As an
organization we are proud of Konnor, he has been able to fulfill his goal of securing an
opportunity to continue playing college hockey and combining it with his studies, and know that
he will be a great fit at Augsburg.”

Carlson had this to say, “My year spent in Neepawa is something I will never forget. Having the
chance to live in Canada and play the game I love was such a rewarding experience. We had a
great group of guys, and it was a pleasure to see and play with them every day. Playing in the
MJHL helped me elevate my game, and reaching my goal of playing NCAA hockey. The town of
Neepawa was extremely welcoming and I was fortunate to have such wonderful billets. I would
also like to thank Kenny, Robby and Matt for all the time they put into our entire team as well as
helping me improve on and off the ice.