Oklahoma City Blazers Hockey

Nelson Makes NCAA Choice

Nelson Makes NCAA Comittment

The Oklahoma City Blazers announced today that defenseman Colton Nelson has made his NCAA commitiment to the University of Wisconsin Superior. The 6’2″ Nelson was a key element of the Blazers defensive core on their way to a Midwest Division Championship this past season.

“On behalf of the organization, we want to congratulate Colton and wish him best of luck in the NCAA,” said Head Coach and team President Tyler Fleck. ” Nelly deserves this, he was one of my favorites from the day he walked in the door and has shown improvement in his all around game. He has been one of our leaders. We don’t do what we did these past two years as a team without Nelly. ”

This past season the smooth skating defender notched 6 goals and 21 assists to go along with 107 penalty minutes in 50 regular season games.

Possibly the turning point for Nelson as a Blazer came during the inaugural season where he was converted from forward to defense filling a much needed void on the back end and anchoring a young dcore.

“Nelly converted to a defenseman last year and it was likely the best thing for him going forward. He has great skating ability and puck confidence to go along with his size. He was extremely dangerous joining the rush and has the ability to skate the puck out of trouble which makes him so valuable. He worked a ton on his defensive game, just learning postioning, transition and angling. His hard work is paying off. After 4 years of time in the NCAA, I know we will see Nelly in the pro hockey world.”

“I’m really excited to further my hockey career and education at WSU. It’s nice to see all the players getting recognized from the WSHL. A huge thank you to Tyler Fleck, the coaching staff, the fans of Oklahoma City and everyone that helped me to make this happen. I’m very happy to move on and further my career,” Nelson said.

The Blazers get underway this October in pursuit of the Thorne Cup. Stay tuned for player signings and other announcements.

“Let’s Go Blazer’s!”