by Website Admin

The Utah Outliers are very proud to announce that Assistant Captain Brandon Krumpschmid has committed to play NCAA hockey at Trine University for the 2018-19 season. The Michigan native came to Utah from the Shreveport Mudbugs of the NAHL and settled right in with the Outliers. In 48 games, the 97’ forward racked up 66 points and helped lead Utah to first place in the Mountain Division.

“Trine checks everything on my list for college, they have a good program in place and terrific facilities,” Brandon said of his recent commitment. “I am excited that I will be going to an NCAA program with good academics in place and an opportunity to keep climbing up the ranks in hockey. I want to say thank you to all of my family, teammates, and coaches who have helped along the way! 

“Brandon really evolved during his time with us in Utah” stated Assistant Coach Austin Balko. He came in and learned how to play in all situations, scored big goals and made some very high-level plays at key moments throughout the season. We wish him all the best.”

Krumpschmid had this to say about his experience in Utah. “Playing for the Outliers was an incredible experience. It is rare to find an organization that really cares about you as a player and puts the time in to develop you and help you achieve your dreams. The entire staff worked really hard to help me become a better player and a better person. I can’t thank my coaches and my teammates enough for an awesome season.” 

Head Coach Paul Taylor had this to say about Krumpschmid’s commitment to play NCAA hockey. “Brandon developed a lot in our program this past season and I am very confident he is going to take another step in his game as he moves on to Trine. He is a competitor, very coachable and really developed into a strong leader for our team. He has all the skill sets to be a really good college player.”

The Outliers look forward to watching Brandon shine in Trine!