The Western Michigan Broncos, members of the new National Collegiate Hockey Conference, announced the signings of seven players to National Letters of Intent today.
Andy Murray and his staff will welcome Michigan natives Matt Iacopelli (Brownstown, Mich./Muskegon Lumberjacks, USHL) and Aidan Muir (Ann Arbor, Mich./Indiana Ice, USHL), along with Willem Nong-Lambert (Urbandale, Iowa/Des Moines Buccaneers, USHL), Scott Moldenhauer(Oak Ridge, N.C./Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, USHL), Luke Shiplo(Oakville, Ontario/Lincoln Stars, USHL), Paul Stoykewych (Winnipeg, Manitoba, Penticton Vees, BCHL) and Frederik Tiffels (Cologne, Germany/Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, USHL) to the Broncos’ program.
Iacopelli, a Belle Tire product, currently ranks fifth in the USHL with 23 goals and 12 assists for 35 points.
Murray on Iacopelli – “Matt is a shooter and a strong skater. He’s show then ability early in his USHL career to finish and has a very good left-handed shot.”
Muir, the top overall pick in the USHL’s Phase Two Draft this past spring, was also selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the fourth round of the NHL Draft. He is currently playing for the Indiana Ice, and has recorded eight goals and 11 assists in 27 games.
Murray on Muir – “Aidan is a power forward that skates very well. He’s got great athletic ability and we know the Edmonton Oilers already think very highly of him.”