Natives’ Henry Commits to National Champion

Submitted by Neepawa Natives


The Neepawa Natives would like to congratulate another 20-year-old graduating player on his recent commitment. Goaltender, Alex Henry has recently committed to University of Central Oklahoma. The University of Central Oklahoma, often referred to as UCO, is a co-educational public university located in Edmond, Oklahoma. The Central Oklahoma Bronchos had a 29-5-1 record last season before winning the ACHA National Championship last month. The Central Oklahoma Bronchos are among the top programs in the ACHA and have had considerable success in recent years. Their latest success has culminated in 2015, when the hockey club captured the ACHA National Championship with a win over Stony Brook by a score of 4-0.

Henry, a native of Winnipeg, Manitoba, played in 48 games this season and was amongst the league leaders in both games played and minutes played. Henry was an anchor for the club after being acquired from the OCN Blizzard in the offseason.

 Alex had many kind things to say about the Natives organization stating that, “I would like to thank all my teammates throughout my junior career. I would also like to thank the coaching staff and everyone that puts in endless hours within the Neepawa Natives organization. I chose UCO so I can experience hockey in a different environment and play with an exceptional organization. I am very excited to join the Bronchos next season.”

 Alex’s leadership and athletic skill was a credit to his character and his commitment to the game. The Natives organization would like to congratulate Alex on his recent commitment and wish him and the Bronchos the best next season.