Zach Wilson Commits to Arkansas

The Razorback Hockey team is pleased to announce that F-Zach Wilson has committed to Arkansas. The 6’ 170 lbs. right-shooting forward recently completed his junior league career playing for the St. Louis Jr. Blues in the NA3HL.

Wilson, a Ballwin, Missouri, native and product of the St. Louis AAA Blues youth program, joins the Razorbacks after two years of junior hockey. In 2017-18, Wilson played for the New Jersey Hitmen in the USPHL Premier, tallying 28 points(11 goals and 17 assists) in 44 games. For the 2018-19 season, Wilson returned home to play for the Jr. Blues, posting 33 points (13 goals and 20 assists) in 46 games.

Wilson plans to study business in the fall. Regarding his commitment to the University of Arkansas, Wilson said, “I chose the University of Arkansas because of how great a school it is academically and how historical and beautiful the campus is.” Zach comes from a hockey family, with his brother Jacob currently an Assistant Captain for Arizona State’s NCAA DI team that advanced to the NCAA tournament this past year. Zach even cites it as one of the reasons he loves hockey, stating, “Hockey has run in my family for generations and I’ve been playing since I could walk.”

“Zach is a very talented forward and has played for some of the best programs in the country,” said Andrew Falls, Associate Head Coach. “He’s going to bring both offensive ability and grit to our forward core.” Jr. Blues Head Coach Chris Flaugher commented, “Zach was a great, steady hand for us this season. He worked hard whenever he touched the ice and did a lot of little things that don’t show up on the stat-sheets.”

The University of Arkansas Men’s Hockey team plays in the Southeastern Collegiate Hockey Conference. The 2019-20 season will be the team’s thirteenth season as a member of the ACHA competing in Division III. The team’s schedule can be found here. All home games are played at The Jones Center for Families in Springdale.