SAINT PAUL – Joining the NWHL for the league’s upcoming sixth season is Haley Mack, who was signed today by the Minnesota Whitecaps after the club selected her with their fourth pick in the 2020 NWHL Draft in April.
I’m so excited to play with the Minnesota Whitecaps this season,” said Mack. “I couldn’t be more proud to lace them up for my home state team!”
Over the last four years, Mack was a complete player at Bemidji State. In her senior season with the Beavers, the 5-2 forward led the team with a career-high 28 points off a team-leading 15 goals and 13 assists. Her 15 goals ranked her 15th in the WCHA, and she set a Bemidji State record with 170 shots on goal. Mack also tied for the conference lead with three shorthanded points (two goals and one assist).
For her collegiate career, Mack ranks fifth all-time in program history with 38 goals, and her five shorthanded goals also established a new school record.
“Haley Mack is one of the most competitive players I have ever coached,” said Bemidji State head coach Jim Scanlan. “She absolutely hates to lose at anything. She is a natural goal scorer who is deceptively fast, quick in the tight areas, and has a great release. Her competitiveness, quickness, and hockey sense made her an outstanding player in every aspect at Bemidji State.”
Raised in East Grand Forks, Minn., Mack played for the Minnesota Revolution junior team and for East Grand Forks High School before college.
“Haley has outstanding speed and scoring ability,” said Whitecaps GM and co-head coach Jack Brodt. “Her skill and tenacity make her a very welcome addition to the Whitecaps for the upcoming season.”
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