Ogden Mustangs defenseman John Shively has committed to Buffalo State College for the 2019-20 season.

Shively has six goals and 17 assists this season for 23 points in 27 games for the 36-1-1 Mustangs. He’s been a steady and reliable defender throughout the season who plays a solid overall game with great vision.

“I’m very excited to join the Buffalo State organization,” Shively said. “I believe I can add a lot of positive things to their lineup that I’ve learned from not only the coaches, but from my teammates and the culture they have created here in Ogden. It’s a winning and disciplined mentality competing day-in and day-out. I’m very grateful for Ogden and everything I’ve experienced here that has helped me prepare for the next level.”

Buffalo State is located in Buffalo, New York and competes in the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) of the NCAA. Shively is the first Mustang to head to Buffalo State.

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.

Shively is the third player from this season’s team with an NCAA commitment, joining Ian Currie who’s heading to St. Mary’s next season and 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.