The Gillette Wild of the NA3HL are pleased to announce that forward and Team Captain, Kyle Truax, has committed to play for Aquinas University, NAIA, for the 2017-2018 season!
“Kyle has been a huge part to the Gillette Wild organization for the past 3 years. We as an organization couldn’t be any happier for Kyle that he has decided to further his education and play hockey at Aquanis University. For the past 2 seasons coaching Kyle its been great to see him grow as a player but also as a person. We would like to congratulate “Truxy” for committing to Aquanis but also thank him for everything he has done for our organization but also all of his help in the community,” said Head Coach/General Manager Brendon Hodge.
Originally From Aquinas Saints:
Aquinas College men’s hockey team is excited to welcome Kyle Truax to the program. Truax, a 5’10” 165lb forward from Las Vegas, Nevada, played his last three seasons with the Gillette Wild of the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL).
Serving as team captain under head coach Brendon Hodge, Kyle has been named Frontier First Star of the Week once as well as Second Star of the Week once. A member of the Atlanta Fire AAA (NAPHL) organization from 2012-14, Truax has managed 121 points in just 110 Wild games, 47 of them being goals. Thanks to Kyle’s leadership and offensive prowess the Wild currently find themselves in a playoff position, with the tournament beginning in two weeks.
Coach Permoda welcomed Kyle to the program with these comments, “We have a lot of holes to fill up front this off season and Kyle is going to be a big part of that. He is a player that we will look to right away to contribute in all situations. Working with the Gillette organization was a pleasure and made recruiting Kyle a painless process. We’re excited to have him.”
When Kyle was asked why he chose Aquinas, he had this to say, “I really enjoyed the smaller campus and the chance to have 1 on 1 help from professors. The Athletic Training program is something I’m very excited about. After skating with the team I really liked the atmosphere of the team and the facilities.” Kyle reflected on his time in junior and his decision, saying, “I’m really looking forward to taking another step in my hockey career as well as in life. I’ve postponed college for three years now playing juniors and I am excited to see what college has in store for me.”
Kyle is supported in his decision by his mother and father, Maureen and Dell, and his younger sister, Corinne.