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Laguna Niguel product, Jr. Ducks alum Kerbrat decides on NCAA D-III Wesleyan

 

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Eastern Hockey League (EHL) scorer Wiggle Kerbrat will move on next season as the Laguna Niguel native recently committed to play NCAA Division III hockey at Wesleyan University.

Wesleyan is located in Middletown, Conn., and plays in the NESCAC conference.

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This season, Kerbrat, an Anaheim Jr. Ducks graduate, leads the New Hampshire Avalanche in scoring (as of mid-March) with 29 goals and 73 points. He also played in the EHL All-Star Games against Division III schools UMass Boston and Plymouth State. It was there that Kerbrat caught the eyes of many college hockey coaches.

“Wiggle has been great this season, not only for us, but for the EHL,” said Avalanche coach Chris Cerrella. “He is an outstanding young man and a very good student, and his goal was to play in the NESCAC – just figuring out where was the key. After visiting Wesleyan, it became a top choice for Wiggle as he wanted to go to a school not only with a strong hockey program but also high-end academics.

“He achieved both of his goals choosing Wesleyan. Wiggle is going to be a great addition to the Wesleyan community. I could not be happier for him and his family and wish them nothing but the best.”

Kerbrat is excited about defending the EHL title he helped the Avs win during the 2017-18 season and also said he is thankful for the opportunity both on the ice and in the classroom next fall at Wesleyan.

“I would like to thank my teammates, coaches, mentors and Coach Cerrella and the New Hampshire Avalanche organization for helping me achieve my goal of playing college hockey,” said Kerbrat. “I would also like to thank my parents for all of their support through this process. It has been a long road.

“I am excited to attend Wesleyan University with its rigorous academic standards and to be a part of its competitive hockey program.”

— Matt Mackinder

(March 28, 2019)