Former Ogden Mustangs forward Zeke Zeier has committed to Bethel University for the 2019-20 season.

Zeier finished his season with the Topeka Pilots in the NAHL back in December. He was planning to return to the Mustangs for a Thorne Cup run this season but was sidelined with an injury.

Zeier was an assistant captain on the Mustangs’ 2016-17 team. He was a key player down the stretch, helping the Mustangs to their first ever Thorne Cup semifinal.

Zeier becomes the seventh current/former Mustang this season to commit to an NCAA program.

“Coach Laime and the Ogden Mustangs organization played a significant role in my development as a hockey player and also in my commitment to Bethel University,” Zeier said.

Bethel University is located in St. Paul, Minn., and competes in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletics Conference.

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.

Zeier joins the following Mustangs with an NCAA commitment: Anders Johnson (Fredonia), Kerry Kruzel (Buffalo State), Rhett Rampinelli (Wentworth), John Shively (Buffalo State), Ian Currie (St. Mary’s) and Owen Zdunski (SUNY Cortland). The Mustangs had five NCAA commitments last season, including Matus Spodniak who went to NCAA DI American International College.

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