During the unexpected bye week for the Ogden Mustangs, forward David Sudbrink is the newest Mustang (fourth overall) to join the college hockey commitment list this season.
He will be joining teammate Shane Gilbert and Mustangs Alumni Anders Johnson at Fredonia State University in New York. The Devils compete in the SUNYAC (State University of New York Athletic Conference) in NCAA Division III.
Sudbrink is a 6'3" and 205 lbs forward from Nolensville, TN. His combination of size and skill has been a tremendous boost to a Mustangs squad that already featured a plethora of firepower.
"Coach Laime told me about Fredonia and that it was a good program. I expressed interest and their coach reached out to me that night once he (Laime) contacted them. We spoke on the phone several times before eventually deciding on a visit and finally committing while I was there. The decision was not a difficult one for me. Of all of the schools that I have been talking to, Fredonia was my favorite. During my visit, I realized it was a place I could see myself being at for the next four years."
As we previously said, Sudbrink will be joining Gilbert as the second Mustang to commit to Fredonia this year; however, it was likely that he would have found his way there anyway.
"I think I would have chosen Fredonia whether or not Shane was going there, but having a guy who I am already friends with will be great."
After being acquired from the Corpus Christi IceRays of NAHL, Sudbrink has scored 18 goals and nine assists in 19 games for the Mustangs this season. He has registered at least a point in all but four games played and also held a point streak that lasted 11 games.
"Ogden has been an enormous help. Playing here has really helped me with my development and preparations for the next level. We train hard on and off of the ice, and that will help me be ready for the next step."
There are two more regular-season games left for Sudbrink and Co. and he is going to take everything in one game at a time.
"I am just hoping to finish out the year strong and play as far as possible into the playoffs with this team. Junior hockey is very fun and I am going to enjoy all of the time that I have left."
We look forward to the rest of this season with Sudbrink as he and the Mustangs continue their quest for the Thorne Cup.
Watch the Mustangs next at the Ice Sheet during the Inaugural Ogden Mustangs Players Skills Challenge on February 29th at 7:30 PM.
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