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Defenseman Tyler Heidt Commits to Merrimack

Photo: Melfort Journal

The Merrimack men’s hockey program has picked up a commitment from ’98-born defenseman Tyler Heidt, who played last season for the Melfort Mustangs in the SJHL.

Heidt, 19, was committed to Alaska Anchorage until the program had a coaching change in the spring. He’ll join the Merrimack roster for this upcoming season.

Heidt was limited to nine games last season after suffering a shoulder injury in training camp, but totaled nine points (1 goal, 8 assists) from the blue line.

In 2016-17, Heid was named SJHL All-Rookie after finishing with 21 points (7 goals, 14 assists) in 54 games.

In training camp last summer, Heidt suffered a torn labrum.

“I was in such good shape and wanted to have a great season for Melfort,” Heidt told northeastNOW. “It was actually more emotionally tough than it was physically, trying to stay positive was the toughest part.”

Mike McMahon is in his 12th 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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