Second-year Ogden Mustangs forward Montell Greene has committed to play for New England College for the 2017-18 season.
Greene will become the fifth Mustang to join the Pilgrims in the past three seasons, joining Adam Zöllner, Andreas Zöllner, Christoffer Sjöö and Martin Hallin. All five of these players are from Sweden.
“Playing college hockey has always been one of my main goals in my career,” Greene said. “Ever since I came to the US, that is what I have been striving for, and I’m now proud to say that I will be able to accomplish that goal. Im very excited about going to NEC. I have heard so many good things about their organization and could not be happier with my choice. Having former teammates there makes it even more exciting, and I think we can make something special together.”
His former Mustang Swedish pals have blazed a solid trail for Greene to follow. This past season, Andreas Zöllner was second overall in team scoring with 27 points in 27 games as a sophomore at NEC. In his freshman campaign last season, Adam Zöllner was fourth in team scoring with 22 points in 27 games.
Greene — a 6-foot-1-inch, 170-pound Stockholm, Sweden native — will leave Ogden as one of the top five all-time scorers in franchise history, having passed both Zöllners and Hallin earlier this season. Greene’s 77 points in 56 total games are second most on the team this season, an improvement from his 61 points last season.
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New England College is located in Henniker, New Hampshire and competes in the New England Hockey Conference (NEHC) of the NCAA.
The Mustangs had five players move on to the NCAA last season, six players the season before and five before that. They’ve had the highest NCAA placement rate in the Western States Hockey League. You can read more about the current state of Mustang alumni in our 2016-17 midseason alumni update.
Stay tuned for more college commitments to come from other Mustang players who will be aging out this season.