CLOQUET, MN – MAY 16th, 2017- The Minnesota Wilderness are proud to announce that forward Zach Mills has decided to further his education and hockey career at NCAA Division-One, Niagara University.

Head Coach Tim Madsen had this to say about Mills’ recent commitment: “Zach exemplifies the character and skill-set that warrants this opportunity. I know he will fit into the Niagara University campus community as a student-athlete, citizen, and hockey player. For a player to not only lead his team in scoring in the regular season, but to elevate his game and be one of the top scorers in the playoffs tells you who Zach is as a player and person.”

From Cottage Grove, MN, Mills led the Wilderness in scoring in both the regular season and playoffs, amassing 22 goals and 26 assists during the regular season while adding 6 goals and 6 assists during the playoffs. Very active in the community, Mills led the Wilderness in community service hours and was known as a fan favorite in the organization.

The newly committed Purple Eagle had this to say about the year: “Thank you to my teammates, Coach Madsen, Coach Benedict and the rest of the Wilderness organization for giving me the opportunity to succeed. Throughout the season, I was able to grow on and off the ice because of the great people who surrounded me. I am humbled by the opportunity to play Division One hockey and continue my education at Niagara University. The next season cannot come soon enough.”

Mills is the 8th Division One commit to suit up in a Wilderness Jersey during the 2016-17 Season.