Eagles sign Veteran Defenseman Vanderwal for the 2018-2019 season

The Northern Colorado Eagles are proud to announce the signing of veteran defenseman, Zack Vanderwal, for the 2018-2019 season. Vanderwal hails from Wyoming, Ontario, Canada where he spent the past three seasons playing for the Sarnia Legionnaires, in the GOJHL. In 129 junior career games, the two-way defenseman has amassed 17 goals and 46 assists for 63 points.

"I am very excited to play for the Eagles organization. I really like the up tempo style they play and I feel it suits my game and I can contribute and help the Eagles to a successful season. The Eagles track record of moving players on is outstanding and I am excited for the opportunities this may lead to," said Vanderwal, ready to embark on his journey to Northern Colorado.

The 6'1", 180-pound blue liner has been the model of consistency on a young Legionnaires team finishing second in scoring in the defense category back-to-back seasons. Zack also earned the most improved player award with the Legionnaires organization.

"Zack plays the complete two-way game on the back end. His skating ability and the way we create offense is a perfect fit and I believe Zack will thrive in this environment. His experience and his drive to win and get better everyday will be a great addition to the organization," said Head Coach and GM, Steve Haddon.

The organization has a lot of work to do to be ready for September.  If any new sponsors, restaurants, local businesses, billet families or volunteers in the Greeley, Eaton and surrounding areas are interested in joining the Northern Colorado Eagles family, please contact us via the email addresses below.

General Interest -info@northerncoloradoeagles.com

Steve Haddon - Head Coach/GM - Haddon@northerncoloradoeagles.com

Bre Snyder - Operations Manager - Snyder@northerncoloradoeagles.com

Jen Bradshaw - Billet Coordinator - majerle12.jb@gmail.com

Jay Weber - Hockey Relations - hockeyjt101@gmail.com

Tanner Ulland - Marketing and Sales Director - Ulland@northerncoloradoeagles.com