IHM Client Lundqvist Commits to McKendree University

by Chris White

International Hockey Management is proud to announce that client, Jesper Lundqvist, has committed to play for the McKendree University Men’s Ice Hockey Team, in ACHA Division I. The twenty year-old from Borlänge, Sweden is a left shot forward, who stands 5’10 and weighs 176 pounds. He completed his first season in the United States, this past year, with the Dallas Snipers of the Tier-II Junior A Western States Hockey League.

McKendree University is located in Lebanon, Illinois, and fields teams in the American Collegiate Hockey Association at both the Division I and Division II levels. There are just under 2,500 students enrolled at McKendree University, and established in 1828, it is the oldest university in Illinois. The Bearcats Men’s Ice Hockey Division I team finished the 2019-2020 season with an 18-5-2-1 record. That record placed them just outside the Top-25 of the ACHA’s 70 Division I teams.

Lundqvist, the former Borlänge HF youth player, recorded a stat line of 45GP-11G-14A-25PTS in his first season abroad. Despite an injury and the untimely completion of the COVID-19-affected season, Lundqvist managed to show signs of promise and earn college interest. For the Swede, it was a career year, in terms of offensive production. That confidence boost should help him hit the ground running, at the collegiate level.

McKendree University Men's Ice Hockey Head Coach, Garry Henson, commented,

"Jesper is fun to watch. He is fast and has a cannon for a shot. We are really excited to see him wearing the Bearcat logo this fall."

International Hockey Management's Scandinavian Regional Director, Joel Larsson, added, 

"It's been a pleasure working with Jesper and Coach Henson. McKendree is a strong program with good people in place to help Jesper develop as both a player and person. Jesper had a strong first season overseas, and we're happy that he has an opportunity to continue on that path to the college stage."


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