Nick Ness Commits to Concordia

by Website Admin

The Utah Outliers are pleased to announce that Colorado native Nicholas Ness is heading to the NCAA after making his decision to commit to Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. The 6’ 2” playmaking forward was a big part of the Outliers success this past season as he was heavily leaned on for his offensive production leading the team with 72 points. 

In regards to his commitment to the Concordia Cobbers, Ness said, "I was approached by various NCAA schools but I just felt that Concordia was the best choice for my future. They have everything I am looking for academically. I really enjoyed the campus during my visit and they have a winning tradition with their hockey program. I also have family who had attended Concordia so that also played a big factor in my decision." 

When asked about his time in Utah, Ness stated that it was a great fit and somewhere he was able to improve his overall game. “I loved my time in Utah, and feel that I really became a more complete player. I really enjoyed the culture with the Outliers and all the training resources they give to players. The team is treated first-class and the coaching I received was excellent." 

Assistant Coach Austin Balko shared, “Nick was a terrific player for our team. Having NAHL experience, we knew we were getting a talented player who could grow his game to become a more offensive threat.  He fully embraced our program and showed a strong commitment level to build his game.  I look forward to watching him excel at the college level."

Head Coach Paul Taylor added, “Nick really transformed his game this season. I feel he really grew his offensive arsenal while also becoming more consistent on the defensive side of the game. I believe Nick became a much better athlete from our off-ice training program and it really translated to his on-ice success as he became faster and stronger in a many areas of his play. He is a smart player with good instincts and I am excited to see Nick take his talents to the NCAA level."

The Concordia Cobbers of Minnesota compete in the MIAC division of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. 

We look forward to following Nick help Concordia continue with their winning tradition!