CEDAR RAPIDS- Cedar Rapids RoughRiders forward Ethan Wolthers has committed to play his college hockey at the University of Massachusetts - Amherst. Wolthers, from Valencia, CA, is in his first season with Cedar Rapids.
“It was really exciting,” Wolthers said of his commitment. “This is what I want, to make sure my parents don’t have to pay for college … They’re extremely happy, I’m happy and it’s just, it’s really exciting. It’s really awesome.”
After having 12 points in 24 Tier 1 Elite Hockey League games and 11 in 10 CAHA games for the Jr. Ducks’ 15U AAA team last season, he scored 29 points in 36 Tier 1 games and 21 points in 13 CAHA games this season with a 16s team that won a bronze medal at April’s USA Hockey Youth Nationals.