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Winkler native Caleb Suderman, who graduated from the MJHL’s Neepawa Natives this past season has accepted a sizeable scholarship to attend Minnesota's Concordia College, where he will play hockey and study in a business curriculum combining business administration and agricultural managment.


Suderman, who was traded by the Winkler Flyers to Neepawa last season, will endeavour to graduate with a degree in Business Administration with a specialty in agricultural economics.


Cobbers coach Chris Howe is pleased with attaining a player and person of Suderman's capabilities.


"First off, Caleb is a tremendous individual," said Howe. "Caleb is a great fit for our program.  It means the world to our college to have a player of his talent and ability decide to attend Concordia as opposed to some division one opportunities that were presented to him." 


Howe was complimentary of the recruiting process and his dealings with the Neepawa organization.

"The Neepawa organization has been outstanding to work with and what they do for their players is outstanding," he said.  "They made the recruiting process smooth and seamless." 

Natives coach Bryant Perrier offered his endorsement of the decision.


"Caleb is a division one calibre player," he said. "But, this educational opportunity was too good for him to pass up. The business department at Concordia became creative and will help Caleb to  impact his family business when he finishes his hockey career and education."


In the end, the academics at Concordia were too good to pass on.


"Concordia College is one of America's finest educational institutions and  has an intense and professionally run hockey program that is going to provide Caleb with a great opportunity to combine winning hockey with building a great future," Perrier said.



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