ODESSA, TX — The Odessa Jackalopes, proud members of the North American Hockey League, are pleased to announced that defenseman Matt Clark has verbally committed to continue his academic and hockey career at Bentley University.
“I am extremely honored to be able to commit to a Division I program, especially one that is as good a school as Bentley,” said Clark.
“I have dreamt of playing college hockey since I was 14 and I would never have been able to get here without amazing teammates and coaches. Our coaches on the Jacks this season have been incredibly helpful in developing me as a person and a player and our locker room has some of the best guys I’ve been lucky enough to play with.”
Clark, a native of Jamison, Pennsylvania, is second among the Jackalopes in scoring among defenseman. As of December 17 he has accumulated three goals, five assists and eight points. Clark has also been a constant presence on the Jackalopes blue line, appearing in 27 out of 28 games played so far this season.
Bentley University plays college hockey at the Division I level as a part of the Atlantic Hockey Conference. The Falcons are coached by Ryan Soderquist, currently in his eighteenth season.
Clark becomes the second Jackalope on the current roster to be committed to the Falcons. Forward Vilho Saariluoma is also a Bentley commit.
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