By Kevin Scott
GREAT FALLS, Mont., May 24, 2017 — The North American 3 Hockey League’s (NA3HL) Great Falls Americans are proud to announce that forward Tanner Congdon has committed to play hockey and continue his education at an NCAA Division III school.
Congdon, who turned 20 in March, completed his second and final season with the Great Falls Americans Junior A hockey team. The 5’9” native of Anchorage, Alaska plans on attending Bryn Athyn College in Bryn Athyn, Pennsylvania and playing for the Lions of head coach Andrew Burke. The private Christian liberal arts school, located 20 miles northeast of Philadelphia, is entering their first season at the NCAA Division 3 Level.
Tanner played two seasons in the NA3HL with the Americans accumulating 41 goals and dishing out 41 assists in 47 regular season games for head coach Jeff Heimel’s squad during the 2016-17 season. He also saw action in five playoff appearances finishing with 10 points (6 goals and 4 assists). Great Falls finished the season with a 41-5-3-3 record with 20 wins coming on home ice at the Great Falls Ice Plex. He finished ninth in the league in total points scored this past season. The Alaska native racked up four hat tricks this season including a four-goal performance against the Billings Bulls in November.
The graduate of South Anchorage High made his debut in the NA3HL during the 2015-16 season where he recorded 25 goals and 48 assists in 52 games. He was Rooke of the Year in the NA3HL and selected to participate in the Top Prospects Tournament during his first season with Great Falls.
“Coaches Jeff (Heimel) and Erik (Gatson) both knew how to get chemistry going with the players,” said Congdon about what the coaching staff brought to the team. “I was blessed with the opportunity to have a lot of playing time on the forward side and that led to success on the ice.”
The Business major is excited for the next chapter in his life while getting his education at the Pennsylvania school and seeing what the can do on the ice at the college level.
He wanted to thank everyone in Great Falls for the support he had there including Ronda and Kurt Wiggers and Dean and Donna Garton.
He is the son of Derrick and Velva Congdon.
Click here to view Tanner Congdon’s statistics with the Americans.
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