Standout forward Alex Enegren of the first place Kam River Fighting Walleye of the Superior International Jr. Hockey League has a school commitment for the 2022-2023 season.
Enegren is headed to the American Collegiate Hockey Association, Division 1 ranks and the University of Oregon Ducks. He will be following current Kam River teammate and star goalie Austin Madge to Oregon next season.
“I’m very excited to have the opportunity to play for the University of Oregon and help build their D1 program while simultaneously earning my college degree,” said Enegren. “During the recruiting process, I was able to visit University of Oregon and meet with the coaches and tour the school and I am confident it is a great match for me.”
Kam River general manager Kevin McCallum is naturally pleased that another 20-year old Fighting Walleye sensation is headed to Oregon in the fall.
“Our organization is extremely dedicated to seeing our players succeed and achieve their goals,” McCallum said. “We couldn’t be more excited for Alex as he has stuck by our organization through all the ups and downs that have been thrown our way. Being an American player, he had lots of options to play elsewhere. He stuck here and believed in the process, believed in our organization that we get our guys to the next level.
“I look forward to taking a trip to Eugene, Oregon to watch our future Ducks play. Such an exciting time for Alex and the Fighting Walleye organization,” said McCallum.
Hailing from Coeur D’Alene, Idaho Enegren is tied for fourth in SIJHL scoring, with 15 goals, 18 assists and 33 points in 26 games.
“I can’t thank the coaches and management of the Kam River Fighting Walleye enough for helping me grow and develop as a player and person,” continued Enegren. “I had numerous college offers thanks to the guidance and hard work of this first class organization. It’s been a pleasure being a part of the expansion team and I have enjoyed my time here tremendously. Also, I would like to thank my linemates and teammates, without whom I would be nothing. I will always be a Fish in my heart, but look forward to my next chapter as an Oregon Duck.”
Kam River head coach Matt Valley also commented on the commit of another of his last-year junior stars.
“I’m very proud to see yet another one of our players commit to play college hockey for next year,” said Valley. “Alex has had a number of schools interested in him and it’s nice to see him choose one that fits his needs perfectly. Oregon is basically a dream school for him and I have no doubt in my mind that he’ll excel there both on and off the ice.