NCAA: Khloe Lund Commits to Bemidji State, RPI Adds Two

Defenseman Khloe Lund will stay close to home, announcing this week that she had committed to play college hockey next season at Bemidji State, about 90 minutes from where she grew up in Thief River Falls, Minn.

In 24 games this season as a senior, Lund had 36 points, including 22 goals from the blue line. In total, she played 121 high school games in Minnesota and scored 126 points.

“Khloe has a solid point shot and passes the puck with accuracy,” our scouts said. “She plays with a bit of swagger but is certainly willing to sacrifice for her team. She is willing to battle every shift.  She is very strong 1-on-1 and wins most battles.  She is a strong skater, aggressive and smart.  She can read the play and make quick decisions.”

RPI also picked up a pair of commitments. Mika Jahnke, a forward from the Dallas Stars Elite, will join the program as will goaltender Ashlyn Lewis, a Colorado native from the NAHA White.

“Jahnke handles the puck well in all situations; as a smaller player, she is smart with her body positioning, effectively using her size and speed to evade checks and break into open space,” said NZ scouts. “She is competitive and tenacious, regularly getting behind defenders.”

“Lewis has good depth management and moves well post-to-post,” out scouts said in January at the USA Canada Cup. “Good rebound control. She had a big game against Stoney Creek, stopping a significant number of shots to help her team earn the tie.”