Ogden Mustangs goaltender Tymen Edelkoort III has committed to the Adrian College for the 2018-19 season.
Edelkoort joined the Mustangs in January and immediately made an impact, taking over as the team’s No. 1 goaltender. He’s put together an 11-4 record with a 2.80 goals against average and .896 save percentage.
This is the final junior hockey season for what has been a well-traveled junior hockey career for Edelkoort, playing for four different WSHL teams and starting this season in the AJHL.
“I’m very excited to start this next chapter of my hockey career and life path,” Edelkoort said. “Playing here in Ogden, even for this short stint, I’ve learned a new level of professionalism that I feel will benefit me when I go to school next year. Coach holds me to a higher standard because of where I’m going, and that’s exactly what I need to succeed at the next level.”
Edelkoort heads to an Adrian Bulldogs program that is coming off a very strong season. They finished with an impressive 24-6 record this season, which included a 16-game winning streak than spanned all of January and February, before getting bounced from the NCAA tournament. It was their sixth straight season making the NCAA tournament. They were ranked No. 1 in the NCAA Division III West Region and No. 1 in the NCHA.
Adrian College is a private, co-educational liberal arts college in Adrian, Michigan. Edelkoort has been looking at the school for the past three years, hoping for the chance to commit. He made an official campus visit this past summer.
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 six seasons. Edelkoort is the third Mustang from this season’s squad to announce a commitment, joining team co-captains Austin Dittenhafer, who’s heading to UMass Dartmouth and Matus Spodniak, who’ll move to NCAA Division I next season.