Eagles Defenseman Hines Makes NCAA Commitment

by Eagles Staff

The Northern Colorado Eagles are proud to announce that Eagles defenseman, Trent Hines, has committed to Worcester State University NCAA men's hockey program for the 2019-2020 season.

The Fort Collins native has spent his entire 5-year junior hockey career with the Eagles 2014-2019. Last season, Hines hit a big milestone, on March 4th, in the last regular season game of the 2017-2018 season becoming the franchise leader in games played with 171 games. He Then surpasses it this season playing in his 200th game on January 27th vs OKC.

Hines made Eagles history two seasons ago scoring the overtime winning goal over the Oklahoma City Blazers in game 3 of the Plains Conference Championship series to send the Eagles to their first Thorne Cup appearance. Hines became the Eagles all-time leader in points for a defenseman, surpassing  Adam Wammes, this season. Hines ranks 3rd in assists on the all-time list for the organization. 

In 214 games played, Hines produced 31 goals and 90 assists for a total of 121 points making him the all-time leader for a defenseman in scoring (6th overall in the organization). "I feel Very Fortunate to have spent my entire junior career with the Eagles. I can't thank Coach Steve Haddon and the Eagles Organization enough for the best 5 years of my life. 

I know my time here was well spent as this organization has been not only preparing me to play at the NCAA level but to succeed at the NCAA level." said Hines on closing the chapter on a very successful junior hockey career and eager to open the next at the NCAA level. Hines- Accomplishments Franchise leader in Games Played 214Franchise leader for a defenseman in scoring 3rd in assists all-time list 6th overall in franchise scoring.Franchise leader in playoff games played 34-gamesTwo Division Titles and 1 conference title 2-Thorne cup appearances NCAA-scholarship

"Starting and finishing his Junior hockey career in his home town is something very special. Trent's commitment, work ethic, and drive has always separated him from other players. Trent is a warrior and over the past five seasons, I watched him give his blood, sweat, and tears every day. I am so proud of him. Trent came into our organization as a fresh face 15-year-old and walked out a man with an NCAA scholarship. Being able to watch him grow such a great amount is what our organization is all about. I know Trent will be very successful at the NCAA level and beyond. I want to thank him for all his hard work and commitment on and off the ice to our organization and community. We are all very proud of him and wish him all the best," said Head Coach and GM, Steve Haddon.