Bonnyville Pontiacs defensemen Noah Heinrich has announced his commitment to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).
The rookie 05 defenceman has tallied 4 points in his first 12 games this season. When asked about his decision to commit to RPI, the 5’9 150lbs Provost, AB native stated “I’m honoured to have committed to such a great organization that puts a high emphasis on both on and off-ice development, and creating a family culture”.
When asked about the impact the Pontiacs had on where he is now, Heinrich stated “The Pontiacs have played a huge role in my development as a player. My teammates and coaches are always pushing me to do my best and teaching me different skills while still helping me refine the skills I already have. They have shown me the discipline and hard work that it takes to get to the next level”.
Associate General Manager Chad Nelson had this to say about his young player and his recent achievement, “The Pontiacs organization is excited for Noah and the Heinrich family on his commitment to play hockey at RPI. Noah is still one of the youngest defenders in the league and we rely upon him heavily in all areas of the game. We believe Noah has such a bright future; this is just another step in that direction. Having known Noah and the family for many years even prior to coming to the Pontiacs, I am personally proud and excited for what the future holds. We know he will be in great hands in the future led by Coach Smith and the staff at RPI.”
The Division I RPI Engineers are based in Troy, NY and play in the ECAC Conference. Heinrich is the first Pontiac player to commit to RPI.
The Pontiacs next game is set to take place on Tuesday Oct.18th vs the Grande Prairie Storm in the Bonnetts Energy Centre at 7:00pm. This will be Heinrich’s first official game as a college committed hockey player.