Today, the Maryland Black Bears have acquired Minot Minotauros Forward, Wilmer Skoog. Skoog is a top NAHL prospect that has already committed to Division I powerhouse, Boston University. Boston University plays in the Hockey East Association and has won the NCAA Division I Championship five times.
The 6’1, 190 pound, ’99 Birth Year is from Tyreso, Sweden. Last year, Skoog scored 18 goals and had 29 assists for 47 points in 57 games with the Minot Minotauros. Before Minot, he played in various elite-level leagues around Sweden.
The move signifies the Black Bears commitment to continually improve each year as they will soon start their second season in the NAHL. Securing a player of this caliber is essential to building a winning culture. Skoog is an experienced veteran that will be able to contribute on and off the ice immediately.
“This is an important deal for the Maryland Black Bears organization,” said Maryland Black Bears Head Coach Clint Mylymok. “Our goal is to improve every year and by making this trade we have taken a huge step toward accomplishing that objective. Wilmer is a highly-skilled, competitive individual, and plays hard every single night. Black Bear Nation is in for a real treat this year.”
“I’m excited to be a Maryland Black Bear,” said New Maryland Black Bears Forward Wilmer Skoog. “I cannot wait to meet my new teammates, the Black Bears staff, and most importantly the fans. Joining the Black Bears provides me with a great opportunity to be part of something special. This season will be an unforgettable, new experience!”