Jr. Kings grad, Cypress native Minnehan commits to NCAA Division I Sacred Heart
Des Moines Buccaneers forward Paul Minnehan has made his NCAA Division I commitment to NCAA Division I Sacred Heart University (Atlantic Hockey).
Minnehan is a 2003-born forward from Cypress and is in his first season with the USHL’s Buccaneers after playing in the NAHL for the last three seasons, primarily with the Northeast Generals, where he was a captain last year. He has also skated for the NAHL’s Janesville Jets and USHL’s Muskegon Lumberjacks.
“I’m very happy for Paul, his family, and the opportunity he is going to have at Sacred Heart,” said Des Moines head coach and general manager Matt Curley. “He has seen it all in his junior hockey career and the start that he has had to his last season playing juniors has alotted him this chance to further both his education and career with the Pioneers.”
Minnehan has played in 24 games this season for Des Moines, scoring eight goals with 14 assists and is second in team scoring with 22 points.
In his junior hockey career, Minnehan has 176 points in 175 games.
Back home, Minnehan skated for the Los Angeles Jr. Kings.
(December 26, 2023)