Wayne, NJ - The Jersey Hitmen are pleased to announce forwards Abel Christians and Tristan Waechter commit to Concordia University Ann Arbor in the NAIA and the Wolverine-Hoosier Conference.
Abel Christians, '98 from Grand Rapids MI, scored 14 goals and added 19 assists for 33 points in 42 games. Concordia is getting a power forward that brings work ethic, leadership along with a high level of skill that can play in all situations.
Tristan Waechter '97 from Fairfield, CA scored 5 goals and added 10 assists in 43 games. Tristan is a skilled forward who transformed his game over the course of the season into a two-way player. Tristan became one of the team's best shot blockers on the penalty kill, in addition to being a shootout specialist going 3 for 3 on the year.
Head Coach Dan Henningson on Abel and Tristan, "Concordia is getting two outstanding individuals that will contribute on and off the ice. Both Abel and Tristan will bring a high level of skill and competitiveness to their program. It was a pleasure coaching Abel and Tristan and I am extremely happy for them and their families and wish the best of luck moving forward!"
Concordia Ann Arbor is led by head coach Ben Kenyon. The Concordia men's ice hockey team will join current Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) members Aquinas College, Indiana Institute of Technology and Lawrence Technological University in addition to Life University, Lindenwood University – Belleville, and Waldorf University in the ACHA's NAIA division for the 2018-2019 season.