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’98 D Zach Vinnell commits to Merrimack for next season

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Merrimack College received a verbal commitment from ’98-born defenseman Zach Vinnell on Thursday.

Vinnell is in his third season with the Camrose Kodiaks (AJHL) this season, where has he eight points (1 goal, 7 assists) in the team’s first nine games. Last season, the 6-foot-1 defender had 39 points (8 goals, 31 assists) in 59 games for the Kodiaks.

A native of Cochrane, Alberta, Vinnell played his bantam hockey with the Bow Valley Timberwolves and then joined the AC Avalanche and UFA Bisons midget program.

Vinnell is a veteran of 122 AJHL games, scoring 12 goals and adding 63 assists for 75 points.

Vinnell continues a long tradition of Kodiaks committing to the Warriors. Former Kodiaks who have played for Merrimack include current Merrimack junior Cole McBrideKarl StolleryChris BartonJesse Todd and Clayton Jardine.

About Mike McMahon

Mike McMahon is in his 13th year covering Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report. Mike also serves on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN

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