Magicians forward Keranen makes NCAA DI commitment
November 26, 2018
The Minnesota Magicians of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that forward John Keranen has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for Army, a member of Atlantic Hockey.
Keranen, 20, is currently in his second full season of playing in the NAHL for the Magicians. The 6’2/190 lbs. native of Delano, Minnesota, is currently 4th in team scoring with 16 points (8 goals, 8 assists) in 22 games played so far this season.
“We are very excited for this opportunity for john. He has earned all his success. The structure and discipline West Point will offer compliments johns core values,” said Magicians head coach AJ Bucchino.
Keranen made his NAHL debut during the 2016-17 season with the Magicians. In eight games that season, he recorded three points and also played in three playoff games.
Last season, Keranen had 29 points in 55 games played. Overall in his NAHL career, he has appeared in 85 career regular season games and recorded 48 points.
Prior to playing in the NAHL, Kernanen was a standout forward for Delano High School in Minnesota and also played in the Upper Midwest High School Elite League during his senior season.