Former Flin Flon Bomber defenseman Michael Young (Chestermere, AB) finished up a four year college stint on Saturday night when his University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks were defeated by the University of Denver Pioneers two games to one in their quarter final series of the National Collegiate Hockey Conference.
On Monday he was packing his bags for Milwaukee, WI after signing a Professional Tryout Contract with the Milwaukee Admirals of the American Hockey League.
Young was playing in his senior year with the University of Nebraska-Omaha Mavericks of the NCHC which is a Division I league in the NCAA.
“I’m here now and practiced today,” said the former Flin Flon Bomber captain via Facebook. “We’re going on a north road trip this weekend and the coach said he will put me in when he thinks I’m ready.”
Young accepted a scholarship to UNO after playing three seasons with the Flin Flon Bombers (2007-2010) and served as team captain in his final season. Over his three seasons in the Maroon and White he had 125 points (36g, 89a) in 154 games.
This year in Nebraska, Young had 22 points (3g, 19a) in 37 games helping the Mavericks to a third place sitting in the NCHC with a 13-9-2-1 record. He also served as the team’s captain this past season.
Young has had some looks from NHL clubs since his days in Flin Flon with the Philadelphia Flyers and most recently with the Winnipeg Jets. There is no guarantee with the Admirals, but he’s focusing on making the team.
“Right now I’m the seventh d-man; they have injuries so we will see what happens. I’ve just been told to work hard and to be a good teammate.”