New Hampshire Receives Commitment From Japanese Player
CHN Staff Report
New Hampshire has received a verbal commitment from Japanese-born winger Kohei Sato.
A 20-year-old, Sato is expected to arrive at UNH this coming fall.
In 48 games this season with the Northeast Generals, Sato has 36 points in 48 games (14 goals, 22 assists). Sato began the season with the North Iowa Bulls of the NA3HL, where totaled 15 points (9 goals, 6 assists) in just seven games.
Sato moved to North American in 2010, playing for the Harrington College midget and bantam programs. He participated in the 2015 World Junior Championship for the Japanese national team.
Sato is not the only Japanese-born player with current college hockey ties. In December, Lake Superior State committed a Japanese-born player, Yuki Miura. He's currently playing for the Waterloo Black Hawks.
'96-born forward Jiei Halliday is playing for the Bismarck Bobcats in the NAHL and is currently uncommitted.
On the younger side, Keitaro Yasuda is a '00-born college prospect currently playing for the Connecticut Wolf Pack.