Alexandria, MN (Aug. 8, 2023) 

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Northstar Knights alumni, Dylan Cook, committed to University of Massachusetts-Lowell over the weekend. UMass-Lowell is a public research university in Lowell, Massachusetts and the River Hawks are members of Hockey East. Last season, The Riverhawks posted a record of 18-15-3 and advanced to the Hockey East semifinals. “It is an absolute honor to be able to commit to such a historic college hockey program like Lowell”, Cook said. “The opportunity to represent them over the next few years of my life is pretty special and surreal! I owe a ton of credit to my coaches and staff at Northstar for helping me the past few years to grow into who I am today on and off the ice. I want to thank God for blessing me with this opportunity and guiding me down this path! All the glory to the Lord! All in all, it is a very special moment in my life and I won’t forget it!”

Cook began his high school career with Princeton High School in Minnesota were he accumulated 103 points (35G, 68A) in 49 games played from 2018-2020. Following his two seasons at Princeton, Cook joined the Knights where he instantly became an impact player and beloved teammate in the locker room. During the 2020-21 season, Cook suited up for 34 games where he scored 50 points (25G, 25A) and helped his team win the 2021-22 NAPHL Championship. His 50 points ranked 3rd on the Knights in scoring behind Reese Laubach (Penn State) and Cody Croal (North Dakota). In the 2021-22 season, Cook nearly doubled his point production registering 94 points (35G, 59A) in 57 games played. His 94 points ranked 3rd on the Knights and his 59 assists tied for 2nd with Croal. The Knights team also repeated as the NAPHL Champions in 2021-22 and Cook was selected to participate in the NAPHL all star game. This past season, Cook played for the Austin Bruins of the NAHL where they advanced to the championship game. In 59 games played, Cook scored 40 points (18G, 22A) which led the team for rookie skaters and also ranked in the top 10 in the entire NAHL for rookies. 

“Dylan Cook made a large impact during his time here at Northstar”, said 18U Prep Head Coach, Rylan Galiardi. “God put a special personality in Dylan that connects people, leads others and he is a true light. We’re excited for him to commit to Umass Lowell and know he will continue to make an impact on the ice and more importantly off the ice, both this year at Austin and the following year as he moves on to college.”

Congratulations Dylan and we look forward to supporting your continued success on and off the ice at Lowell! The Knights are officially 1 month away from move-in weekend. Follow along to stay up to date for your Northstar Knights news.