Former Los Angeles Jr. King Mattias Sholl has announced his commitment to attend and play his NCAA Division I hockey at Bemidji State University following his junior career.
This season, the 2000-born goaltender is stopping pucks for the United States Hockey League’s Youngstown Phantoms. In 12 appearances, Sholl holds a 3-8 record to compliment a 3.43 goals-against average and a .894 save percentage. His 340 saves rank third in the league.
Sholl tweeted: “Extremely proud and honored to announce that I have committed to play Division 1 Hockey at Bemidji State University! Thank you to my family, friends, teammates, and coaches for everything they’ve done to help me get to this point! #GoBeavers”
Last season as a member of the North American Hockey League’s (NAHL) Fairbanks Ice Dogs, Sholl was named to the All-NAHL Second Team and recognized as the NAHL’s Midwest Division Most Valuable Player. He was also named to the All-Midwest Division Team and the division's Goaltender of the Year.
In 41 appearances, Sholl celebrated a NAHL-leading 29 wins (29-8-0-1-2 record overall), including three shutouts, to compliment a 1.99 goals-against average (ranking seventh in the league) and .924 save percentage (eighth).
Bemidji State competes in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.