Casper hockey standout making the move to NCAA DIII Daniel Webster College

(Casper, Wyo.) - Cheyenne Stampede Tier II Junior Hockey Program veteran leader and standout Thayne Trumbull has committed to play college hockey at NCAA DIII Daniel Webster College in Nashua, New Hampshire for the 2016-2017 season. Trumbull, a Casper, native and a three year veteran with the Stampede, led the Stampede in points this season with 83 and holds the single season point record for the club all time. Daniel Webster Head coach Eric McCambly is very excited to have secured Thayne to wear the colors of the Eagles. According to McCambly the program is very solid on the back end and he has been looking for players with an offensive touch. He really likes the vision that Trumbull has on the ice and looks to rely on him early to bring point production to the offense. Owner and General Manager of the Stampede Mark Lantz is pleased to see Trumbull move onto the college stage. “It’s only fitting that Thayne, a leader of the Stampede; lead the way on college commitments.” Lantz stated. “We are extremely proud of Thayne and all of his accomplishments and knowing his attitude of never say never, it’ll be a blast to watch him at Daniel Webster.” Head Coach Gary Gill had this to say about Trumbull; “I am very proud that Thayne will be continuing his hockey career at NCAA DIII Daniel Webster. He has been an outstanding young man on and off the ice, and I am very confident that Thayne will be an impact player and a model student athlete for the Eagles. We here at the Cheyenne Stampede wish him the very best in his pursuit of his hockey dream.” Trumbull has worked towards playing college hockey since he moved from home when he was 14 to play AAA and has never looked back. “Going through all my options was hard, and it was a tough choice picking a school to commit too. But I feel Daniel Webster will be a good fit for me!” Stated Trumbull. “I moved from home early in my career so I would be able to play in college one day. With Juniors now coming to an end I am really excited to take my next step. Daniel Webster will give me the opportunity to play competitive hockey at the DIII level, while providing me a quality education.” Trumbull ended his Junior Career with 194 games, 96 goals, 103 assists and 1.206 points per game average. The Stampede will surely miss Trumbull next season, but look forward to cheering him on as he starts his college career with Daniel Webster College. Congrats Thayne! Photo: h/t Monty Trumbull/Pitchengine Communities #oilcity #news