Yorba Linda native, OCHC, Jr. Ducks alum Contreras commits to NCAA D-I Alaska Anchorage
The NAHL’s Kenai River Brown Bears have announced that forward Dylan Contreras has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for the University of Alaska Anchorage.
Contreras, 20, is playing his first season with the Brown Bears and third in the NAHL. The Yorba Linda native began his NAHL journey in the 2021-22 season with the Corpus Christi IceRays where he recorded 25 points in 55 games. Contreras returned for another year last season and increased his presence on the scoresheet, tallying 32 points (eight goals, 24 assists) in 56 games.
“I am very honored and excited to announce my commitment to continue my education and play NCAA D-I college hockey at the University of Alaska Anchorage. I’d like to thank my family, teammates, and coaches for all of their support and help along the way,” said Contreras.
Contreras joined the Brown Bears for the 2023-24 campaign and made a strong impression early, netting four goals and dishing an assist in his first four games. Contreras is tied with Nicholas Stevens for the most points on Kenai River’s roster with 34 through 37 games.
“Dylan has been a great addition to our organization this season, both on and off the ice,” said Kenai River head coach Taylor Shaw. “He is a dynamic player but an even better person. We are excited for him and his family on this accomplishment. The entire organization and Kenai/Soldotna community are looking forward to watching him continue his journey in Alaska.”
During his youth hockey days, Contreras played for the Anaheim Jr. Ducks and Orange County Hockey Club.
(January 26, 2024)