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Frankel goes to Nichols College NCAA D3

By MN Moose Staff, 05/18/22, 5:00PM EDT


The Minnesota Moose of the USPHL Premier are excited to announce the college advancement of 2001 Forward and Assistant Captain Isaiah Frankel to Nichols College. Nichols College is an NCAA D3 program playing in the New England College Conference. The Moose are excited to see Ike compete at the collegiate level with Nichols College for the next 4 years.

Ike Frankel 2001 F (San Diego, CA) was a 3 year veteran for the Minnesota Moose. He finished his career with the moose netting 56 goals and 80 assists for 136 points, he currently sits as the 2nd  highest scoring player to wear a Moose jersey, 1st in goals. Ike also had 220 PIM which is the most in the history of the Moose. Ike served as an assistant captain for his last campaign for the Minnesota Moose in this past season. He contributed to much of the success of the Minnesota Moose where he helped get to 2 USPHL National Tournaments.

“It was a pleasure coaching Ike Frankel for the last 3 seasons and having him wear a Moose Jersey. For 3 years I had an opportunity to see Ike grow as a player and a great leader during his tenure in Blaine, Minnesota. Ike became a fan favorite and contributed over 100 hours of community service to the Blaine Community while playing for the us. This was a great testament to his passion to the game of hockey and giving back. While in the Midwest West Division, Ike was one of the most feared forwards in the division for 3 years and it will be very hard to replace him. I am thrilled to see players like Mr. Frankel get the opportunity to continue from our program to the collegiate level and continue to live their dream of playing at the highest level possible. Coach Parnell is getting a top-notch player and even better person at Nichols College.” – Jon Jonasson, Minnesota Moose HC/GM

“Coming to the Minnesota Moose from San Diego three years ago, I was excited, but nervous. As soon as I arrived, I was welcomed by the entire Moose family and Blaine community. My billet became my second home along with the city of Blaine, MN. Going into my third year as an assistant captain, I was able to further my leadership skills and develop even more as an athlete and a person. The Minnesota Moose taught me the importance of community and developed my skills to have me ready to play at a higher level. Being a part of the Moose organization also showed me how important hard work and dedication is. You have to put the work in, in order to produce the results you want. That is why nobody outworks the Moose. I cannot wait to continue my career playing NCAA hockey for Coach Parnell at Nichols College. Once a Moose always a Moose. ”  - Isaiah(Ike) Frankel

When the Minnesota Moose Junior Hockey Club, out of Blaine, MN started in 2017, the goal was to see players move on to the next level of hockey and begin the next chapter of their lives as young men and student athletes. Since the inception of the Minnesota Moose there has been over 80 players that have gotten the opportunity to play at the next level from NCAA D1 to Tier 2 Junior Hockey. The goal has always been to move players to the most reputable programs at whatever level suits their needs most. That depends on academics, coaches, campuses, the hockey, the balance of lifestyle etc.. Once a player dawns that Minnesota Moose jersey on day 1 one of training camp, they know that they will be taken care of, have an opportunity to chase a championship and have every door opened as possible to move on to Collegiate hockey (NCAA/ACHA D1) or Tier 2 Junior.

The Minnesota Moose, playing out of Blaine, Minn., have been one of the top teams in the USPHL Premier and Midwest-West for the last Five seasons since their inception in 2017, with 80+ advancements, a 186-59-10 overall record since 2017, four trips to the National Tournament and two Division Championships. 

Players interested in playing for the Minnesota Moose next season or beyond can visit their website at or reach out to Head Coach and General Manager Jon Jonasson at