Ogden Mustangs second-year forward Ian Currie has committed to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota for the 2019-20 season.
Currie is fresh off of a nine-point weekend, racking up a pair of goals and seven assists in three games against the Steamboat Wranglers. He’s third in team scoring this season with 15 goals and 32 assists in 31 games. He’s already passed his point total from last season, when he was eighth in team scoring with 44 points.
Currie has elite speed and puck-handling ability, along with a rocket of a shot and a high hockey IQ and vision of the ice.
Two big goals last Saturday, 0:39 apart, to finally give the Mustangs some breathing room after it was a 1-0 game for nearly 2 full periods. Mascali and Gulliver with the goals. Currie the primary assist on both. #OMHockey #StangsFam @DAflamingGING @harrygully_ @Currie_Ian12 pic.twitter.com/qDGZlDsNkA
— Ogden Mustangs (@OgdenMustangs) January 10, 2019
“I’m super excited to commit to Saint Mary’s and continue to move to the next level,” Currie said. “It’s an opportunity to prove myself and show what I’m capable of. A huge thank you to the Mustang organization, Coach Laime, Coach Ross and Lori Miller for everything they have done for me in the two years I’ve been here. All the time they’ve put in to help me become a better player and person, it really means a lot. Thank y’all very much, and I can’t wait to continue my hockey career at the collegiate level.”
Saint Mary’s is located in Winona, Minnesota and competes in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) of the NCAA. Currie’s teammate from last season, Tyson Liverance, committed to St. Mary’s last season and has had an impressive start there in his freshman season. The defenseman is leading the team in scoring this season.
The Mustangs continue to lead the WSHL in NCAA placement. They’ve had the highest NCAA placement rate in the Western States Hockey League over the past seven seasons, since joining the league.
Currie is the second player from this season’s team with an NCAA commitment, joining Owen Zdunski who’s already committed and enrolled at SUNY Cortland. The Mustangs had five NCAA commitments last season, including Matus Spodniak who went to NCAA DI American International College.