Von Ungern commits to Merrimack

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After returning to the BCHL this season, August Von Ungern accomplished two big goals: he helped the Wenatchee Wild earn a BCHL Fred Page Cup title and also a NCAA Div. I commitment to Merrimack College for the 2018-19 season.

Von Ungern made his return to the Wild this season putting up 10 goals and 17 assists in 56 games while adding another six points in the playoffs en route to a league title. Over his two seasons in the BCHL Ungern tallied 28 goals, 41 assists in 113 games.

The 20-year-old from Eagle, Idaho announced his commitment to Merrimack College via Twitter recently.

Merrimack is located in North Andover, Mass. and plays in the Hockey East division of NCAA with teams like Boston College, Boston University, UConn, Maine, Massachusetts, UMass Lowell, New Hampshire, Northeastern, Providence and Vermont

The program has a new man behind the bench this year with head coach Scott Borek who has more than 20 years of coaching experience including 16 at the NCAA level with New Hampshire and Providence. Von Ungern is Borek’s first signing as the coach of Merrimack.

In an interview with Mike McMahon of website The Mack Report, Wild head coach Bliss Littler said: “The Wenatchee Wild are excited for August. He has worked hard in his four years of junior hockey. August brings elite foot speed every shift which makes him a very good forechecking forward and he is one of our teams top PK (penalty killing) players. He will be a really good get for Merrimack.”

Last season Merrimack featured BCHL alum Marc Biega and Jace Hennig who played for the Coquitlam Express and Mathieu Tibbet who played for the Chilliwack Chiefs. Von Ungern is currently the only BCHL player committed to Merrimack for next season.