Wichita Falls forward Korpi joins NCAA DI | North American Hockey League
September 1, 2021
The Wichita Falls Warriors of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that the Top Prospects forward Carter Korpi committed to playing NCAA Division I college hockey at the United States Air Force Academy.
“I am delighted to get this engagement,” said Korpi. “The Academy is an amazing place to play and go to school.”
“Carter worked hard and overcame adversity to get this opportunity,” said Warriors head coach Garrett Roth. “The process isn’t always a straight line, and Carter has proven that with hard work and determination you can achieve the goals you set for yourself.”
Korpi, 20, has 21 points in 27 games for Wichita Falls after being replaced by Minot mid-season. He had 32 points in 44 total games during the 2020-21 season. His 16 goals this year was the Warriors’ third greatest.
Korpi was also selected and played in the NAHL Top Prospects tournament in June for the South Division team, where he recorded two points in two games played.
“I cannot thank the staff here in Wichita Falls and Colorado Springs enough,” Korpi said.
“Carter was a player who worked his way through training at the junior level for opportunities for success,” said Roth. “He did everything he was asked to do and last season proved he is a man of confidence who can produce in big times.”
The 5’11 / 180 lbs. A native of South Lyon, Mich., had three points in six playoff games to help guide Wichita Falls to their first-ever playoff win – and a playoff win – against Lone Star. Korpi is the second Warrior to sign up this offseason, forward Thomas Weis signing up to the University of Maine in late August.
In total, in 77 regular season games in the NAHL over two seasons, Korpi has 44 points.
“Wichita Falls has meant everything to me,” Korpi said. “I have found a home here with Coach Roth, my teammates, my accommodations and the fans. They push me to be better every day.
“The Air Force is emerging as a hard-working, high-character player who comes from a big family,” said Roth.
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