The Kenai River Brown Bears of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that Top Prospects forward Logan Ritchie has committed to play NCAA Division 1 hockey for St. Lawrence University in the ECAC.
Ritchie, 20, just completed his second and final season playing in the NAHL with the Brown Bears. The 5’11/192 lbs. native of O’Fallon, Missouri, finished 2nd in team scoring this season with 48 points, including a team-high 22 goals, in 52 games played.
“I’m really excited for the opportunity to play at a school with such a rich hockey history and strong academic reputation. I have had so much support from my family, coaches, teammates, teachers and friends over the years and now to see the hard work pay off gives me motivation to excel as a student-athlete. I also owe a lot to the Kenai River Brown Bears organization and fans as we were having a good year, which gave us visibility in the league,” said Ritchie.
Ritchie was selected to and played in the 2020 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament for the Midwest Division team where he recorded one goal in two games.
I was very impressed with the Top Prospects Tournament from start to finish. It was an experience I’ll never forget. I talked to St. Lawrence University for the first time at the tournament. Their hockey and academic programs stood out as the place where I can see myself growing as a leader and team contributor on and off the ice over the next four years,” continued Ritchie.
In his two seasons of playing in the NAHL, Ritchie recorded 60 career points in 95 games played. Prior to playing junior hockey, Ritchie played for the St. Louis Blues AAA organization, which also included an appearance in the 2018 NAHL 18U Top Prospects Tournament.
“We couldn’t be more excited for Logan to earn this opportunity. Logan is a smart and reliable player who has shown he is more then willing to put in the work to keep developing and advancing his game. He took huge strides in year two with our team and we expect him to continue to do the same at the next level,” said Brown Bears head coach Kevin Murdock.