(Article Courtesy Melfortmustangs.com)
The Melfort Mustangs are excited to announce that 2006-born forward Riley Ashe has committed to the University of Nebraska-Omaha in NCAA Division I.
“It means a lot to commit to Omaha because it’s such a great program,” Ashe said. “I committed there because of the coaching staff and the interest they have in me. After going down there for the visit I had a really good feeling about the place and knew it was where I wanted to be.”
Ashe, a Warman, Sask. product, was the Mustangs first-round pick, 10th Overall, in the 2022 SJHL Draft and has made his mark on the SJHL in just 26 games. Heading into the weekend, Ashe has four goals and 17 assists for 21 points, and he’s tied for second among rookies in scoring in the SJHL.
“We are very happy for Riley as he makes this step in his hockey career,” said Mustangs Head Coach and General Manager Trevor Blevins. “He has worked extremely hard this season and deserves his commitment to UNO. He has shown the commitment and work ethic to be an elite player, now, and in the future.”
Prior to his time in Melfort, Ashe spent one season with the Saskatoon Blazers in the U18 AAA ranks. He tallied 27 points in 43 games during the 2021/2022 season.
The University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks play out of Baxter Arena in Omaha and are part of National Collegiate Hockey Conference.