YOUNGSTOWN, OH - Phantoms’ forward, Coale Norris, announced his commitment to play for the Ferris State Bulldogs following his time in the United States Hockey League (USHL).
Norris of Oxford, MI, joined the Phantoms this season from his previous team the Amarillo Bulls in the North American Hockey League (NAHL). Norris has played in 41 games this season and has 12 goals, six assists, and averages 0.44 points per game.
“I’m really honored to have committed to Coach Daniels and Ferris State to play my college hockey,” said Norris. “It’s always been a dream to play Division I hockey and to have it become a reality is pretty surreal.”
“I chose Ferris because of its great hockey history and excellent coaching traditions,” said Norris. “I’m excited to be a Bulldog and look forward to the opportunity to play close to home so my family and friends can watch our games.”
Norris will join fellow teammate Marshall Moise at Ferris, and follow current Bulldogs senior defenseman and Phantoms alum Ryan Lowney (Phantoms 2011-2013).
“Coale Norris is a great success story,” said General Manager Jason Koehler. “He has progressed every year through AA, to AAA, the NAHL, and then to the USHL, which is the type of progression you like to see in a player who is dedicated to the game.”
“Coale has had a great impact on our club and has been a positive influence from day one. We are proud of him and look forward to a successful college hockey career and educational experience at Ferris State,” Koehler said.
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