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Former California youth standout, Rancho Palos Verdes native Park makes NCAA D-III commitment to Milwaukee School of Engineering

 

preston_parkThe Northern Cyclones have announced that USPHL NCDC co-captain and forward Preston Park has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey at the Milwaukee School of Engineering.

Park, a native of Rancho Palos Verdes, is in his second season with the Cyclones organization. Both seasons have been spent on the program’s NCDC team under the guidance of veteran head coach Bill Flanagan.

“I’m very blessed and excited to become a MSOE Raider next season,” Park said after signing from Hub City Tampa. “I want to say thank you to Coach Flanagan and the entire Cyclones organization. I wouldn’t be the player and the young man I am today without you.”

Park scored 21 points (11 goals, 10 assists) in his debut season with the Cyclones in 2019-20. He helped Northern to a 28-16-6 record. Their 62 points were a single-season high since joining the NCDC in 2017-18. Their sixth-place regular-season finish was also the highest they had finished in the regular season in their three seasons in the NCDC.

The NCDC Cyclones were slated to visit the Connecticut Jr. Rangers in the 2020 Dineen Cup quarterfinals in March, but the playoffs were canceled due to COVID-19.

Park returned to Hudson for the 2020-21 season, and was named co-captain along with forward Michael MacKenzie. So far this season, Park has scored 10 points (six goals, four assists) in 18 games for the Cyclones.

“These past two years have been the best years of my life,” Park said. “I have made lifelong friendships and memories that I will never forget in Hudson.”

During his youth in California, Park played for St. John Bosco High School, the Wildcats/Jr. Reign and Los Angeles Jr. Kings.

Photo/Northern Cyclones

— Alex Thomas/Northern Cyclones

(Feb. 18, 2021)


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