Waywayseecappo Wolverines forward Colby Wolter has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for Anna Maria College in Paxton, Massachusetts.
Wolter joined the Wolverines this past season after spending the season before with the Portage Terriers. He only played 8 games with the Wolverines before the COVID-19 Pandemic halted the season.
Colby ended up playing for five teams in the CJHL, playing with three teams in (Lloydminster Bobcats, Camrose Kodiaks and Olds Grizzlys) the AJHL, before moving to Manitoba to join the Terriers for the 2019/20 season.
After the suspension of the MJHL season, Wolter went halfway around the world to play in Poland for two months, practicing with Opole HK of the Poland MHL.
“It was a really great experience (in Poland),” said Wolter. “I got to be on the ice six days a week and was in the gym every day. I got back in the routine that we’re usually in when you’re playing hockey on a regular basis.”
Colby says he is very excited to be joining the Anna Maria Amcats, saying that the school offers a lot to him.
“I really like the idea of playing on the East Coast, where there is a lot of hockey and opportunity around Massachusetts. They are the best opportunity for me in what I’m looking for.”
Wolter will be specializing in business and marketing while he suits up for the hockey club.
Even though he played a short time for the Wolverines, Colby says Head Coach Taylor Harnett has been a big part of his hockey career and is a big reason why he will be playing with Anna Maria.
“He coached me back in AAA Under-18 when we won the championship, and I had a really good relationship with (Harnett) before I came to join the Wolverines,” said Wolter. “He knew what type of player I am, and where I would be best suited.”
“(Colby) is a heart and soul type of guy,” said Wolverines Head Coach Taylor Harnett. “He will do almost anything for his teammates. The Amcats can expect a player that is dedicated, tenacious, and committed to winning.”
The Wolverines would like to congratulate Colby Wolter on this great accomplishment.