The Neepawa Natives would like to congratulate veteran defenseman Patrick Carlin on his recent commitment. Carlin has committed to Concordia University for the 2016-2017 season. Concordia University Thunder play in the nine team Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference. With Carlin’s recent commitment to the Thunder he joins Austin Hingtgen as the most recent player who has committed to a college from the Natives organization this season.
Carlin expressed gratitude toward both the Neepawa and Concordia organizations. “I would like to thank my family, my coaches from minor hockey all the way through junior, the town of Neepawa, my teammates, and my billets (Gluska family). It was a privilege to be a part of the Neepawa Natives organization and I will always appreciate the town and their support of the organization.” Patrick, who will be pursuing a degree in Management, shared his enthusiasm to play and study in his home town of Edmonton. “The opportunity to play for Concordia is a perfect fit for me to be a part of a good young team.”
Head coach of Concordia, Dan Glegloff, also shared his thoughts about his recent recruit. “We are very excited to have a local athlete like Patrick return home to join our program. His skating and puck moving abilities will be an asset for our team and he will be part of our strong young core of defencemen. Patrick’s has also shown a great commitment to academics and leadership and we are sure he will be a valued member of the community at Concordia University of Edmonton.”
Carlin was a proven leader in the community and on the ice over the last two seasons. Serving as one of the assistant captains, Patrick displayed his abilities chipping in twenty five points in fifty six games this season. The Alberta native had an important role with Neepawa’s organization last season and we would like to wish Carlin and Concordia Thunder success next year.