Arnold signs with Wildcats

In his first full season in the BCHL, Wenatchee Wild forward Josh Arnold has shown enough to secure a future in NCAA Div. I hockey but will add another year of Junior hockey seasoning before going to school.

The native of Cloverdale, B.C. will suit up at Northern Michigan University (NMU) starting in the 2019-20 season. Arnold has 10 goals and eight assists in 35 games so far this season. He picked up a goal and an assist in six games as an affiliate player last season with the Salmon Arm Silverbacks.

Arnold was red hot of late as he racked up six of his goals and eight points in total in the five games leading into the holiday break.

At Northern Michigan, Arnold will join a Wildcats program that is having success under new head coach Grant Potulny. NMU is 10-8-2 overall and 8-4-2 in conference which puts them in in a tie for second place.

There are eight BCHL graduates on the Wildcats roster in Rylan Yaremko, Tyger Howat, Demico Hannoun, Zach Diamantoni, Luke Voltin, Adam Rockwood, Jordan Klimek and Darien Craighead.

NMU competes in the NCAA’s Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) along with Alabama-Huntsville, Alaska-Alaska Anchorage, Bemidji State, Ferris State, Lake Superior State, Michigan Tech, Bowling Green and Minnesota State.