May 20, 2014
The Stars announced today that two more players have made college hockey commitments for the 2014/15 season. Colin South (F) will attend and play for the University of Arkansas (ACHA D3), while Niko Jansen (F) will attend and play for the University of Central Oklahoma (ACHA D1).
South a Dallas native appeared in 38 regular season games with the Stars and put up 15g, 13a and 28 points. In five playoff games he had 2a as the Stars made their way to the Silver Cup tournament in Chicago. Although Colin was used heavily in shorthanded situations because of his speed, he was a physical force and put up 138 minutes in penalties in the regular season.
Jansen, also a Dallas native, played Midget hockey for the Stars before being drafted by Cincinatti last June. He was acquired by Dallas in late January. Jansen appeared in 35 regular season games between Dallas and Cincinatti and finsihed with 1g, 3a, 4 points and 44 minutes in penalties. A quick and crafty skater, Niko plays a gritty and grinding game in the corners and more often than not comes off the wall with the puck. Jansen is versatile and was used by the Stars on the point during powerplays.
Congrats to both players.