Ogden Mustangs defenseman Tyson Liverance has committed to Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota for the 2018-19 season.

Liverance is fresh off of scoring the game-winning, series-clinching and division-championship-winning goal last weekend against the Utah Outliers in overtime, giving the Mustangs the Western States Hockey League Mountain Division Title.

Since joining the Mustangs part-way through the season from the West Sound Warriors, Liverance has been a critical part of the Mustang defense corps as a two-way defenseman. He had two goals and 23 assists through 40 games in the regular season. He’s also thrown some of the biggest hits of the season, not shying away from the physical play.

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to play for Saint Mary’s next season,” Liverance said. “Playing college hockey has always been my dream. I’d like to thank the Mustangs organization. In the short time I have been here, they have help me grow on and off the ice and have prepared me for the next level.”

Saint Mary’s is located in Winona, Minnesota and competes in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) of the NCAA.

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.

Liverance is the fourth Mustang from this season’s squad to announce a commitment to an NCAA program, joining Tymen Edelkoort III who’s heading to Adrian College, and team co-captains Austin Dittenhafer, who’s heading to UMass Dartmouth, and Matus Spodniak, who’ll move to NCAA Division I American International College next season.