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Moose Captain Makes College Commitment

By mnmoose, 04/13/19, 12:00PM EDT


The Minnesota Moose, of the United States Premier Hockey League (USPHL) are proud to announce the forward, Tyler Jensen has committed to play, NCAA Division 3 hockey for Lawrence University, in the NCHA.

Jensen, 20, becomes the 10th Moose player overall to continue on to play college hockey and the 6th, NCAA D3 commitment in the teams short two-year existence.  

The veteran forward played his 2017-2018 season with the Skipjacks Hockey Club, in York, PA.  Jensen played in 44 games, with 19 goals and 36 assists.

He then made the jump to the Minnesota Moose for the 2018-2019 season.  Jensen made 44 regular season appearances, scoring 17 goals and 22 assists.

Ty was a big part of defending the Mid-West, for the 2nd straight season and the Moose return to the National Championship.

“With the Moose only retuning 4 players, Jensen came in and led on and off the ice, from the first day of training camp.  I could trust him in any situation this season. He was a big part of the team achieving the goals we had set for the season.  Lawrence is getting a great student athlete for the next 4 years. The Moose organization thanks you for your time as a Moose,” said Coach Blake Mendenhall.

“Lawrence felt like a great fit for academics and hockey.  I felt a good connection with the campus and Coach Sckodzinski,” said Jensen on committing to Lawrence.  “it is close to home and has very good academics, which is also importance to me. My family will be able to make the trip from Beloit to watch our games, while getting a great education.”

Jensen is thankful for the opportunity to play for the Moose, as he believes it helped in achieving his dream of playing NCAA hockey.  

“Coming to the Moose was one of the best decisions I have made.  The coaching staff really pushed me on and off the ice to become a better person and hockey player.   I would like to thank Coach Mendenhall, Coach Lincoln and Coach Dibble for the opportunity to become a Moose.”

Jensen is thankful for all the people in his life that helped him throughout his hockey career:

“I want to thank all my family, friends, coaches, billet families, volunteers, rink employees and last but not least, my Mom and Dad.  Thank you for allowing me to pursue my passion of hockey. I can’t thank you enough.”

Stay tuned for more announcements this off season. More commitments and advancement news to come!