Aberdeen to Amherst

February 27, 2014

They keep moving them on to the college ranks.

High-scoring defenceman Jake Horton has become the sixth member of the Aberdeen Wings of the North American Hockey League to get a Division 1, National Collegiate Athletic Association commitment this season.

Wings coach-director of hockey operations Travis Winter confirmed to HockeyNewsNorth.com that Horton will leave Aberdeen after this season to play at UMass-Amherst.

“Jake has earned this tremendous opportunity with hard work and a commitment to improve every day. He is a great example of what this league is all about. He’s a great leader and will be a great addition to U-Mass,” Winter told HockeyNewsNorth.com.

Horton, a 5-foot-11, 190-pound, 1994 birth-year defender, has 18 goals, 14 assists, 32 points in 49 games with Aberdeen thus far this season.

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