Wilderness' Kaskisuo Commits to UMD Hockey

By KBJR News 1

January 14, 2014 Updated Jan 14, 2014 at 9:27 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Minnesota Wilderness goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo has made a verbal commitment to play Division I hockey for the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD), he first announced on Tuesday afternoon via his Twitter account.

“UMD has everything I was looking for in a school and it’s amazing to be a part of this community,” Kaskisuo then said in a statement through the team. “UMD had the whole package, I feel like it’s the best place for me. It’s good to finally get the process over with and now I can focus on the rest of the season.”

Kaskisuo is (15-5-0) this season for the Cloquet, Minn.-based Wilderness and has posted a North American Hockey League (NAHL)-best eight shutouts, with his 1.35 goals against average and .948 saves percentage placing him second.

“We are very excited for Kasimir to have an opportunity to continue his career at the Division 1 level and look forward to be able to watch him and have him close to Cloquet," Wilderness head coach Corey Millen said. "Kasimir has a great approach and mentality towards the game and I think that is why he has had success for us.”

Posted by Zach Schneider
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