AUSTIN, MN- The Austin Bruins, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to share that defensemen Xavier Jean-Louis has announced his commitment to continue his education and play NCAA Division I hockey at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
“I am grateful for this opportunity,” stated Jean-Louis. “I worked hard for this, and I’m excited for what’s coming next.”
Jean-Louis, 21, joined the Bruins during the 2021-22 season after being selected 13th overall in the 2021 NAHL Draft. During the season, the 6’4″, 190-pound defensemen appeared in 56 games and had a stat line of 1G-17A-18P, and was selected to the 2022 NAHL Top Prospects Team.
“Xavier is talented. He knows his role and uses his size when needed,” mentioned Head Coach Steve Howard. “UAF is a great program, and Xavier is going to fit in well”.
The University of Alaska Fairbanks is a public land-grant research university in College, Alaska; a suburb of Fairbanks. The Nanooks compete at the NCAA Division II level with the exception of Hockey which competes at the Division I level as an Independent Member.