FOREST CITY, IA – The Waldorf Hockey Team is building a contender for the 2022-23 season. Head Coach Mike Heitkamp announced the commitments of two transfer athletes from established North Dakota programs. The Warriors will welcome in forward Chayse Haberman and defenseman Campbell Jackson.
Haberman comes to Waldorf from Dakota College at Bottineau, an American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) Division 2 program. Haberman is no stranger to Waldorf Hockey, having played in three games against the Warriors in the 2021-22 season, including a pair of overtime thrillers in Albert Lea last October. The Minot, North Dakota native scored a late, game-tying goal to force an extra session in Waldorf’s 3-2 win over the Jacks on October 16.
In two seasons, Haberman played in 57 career collegiate contests, scoring 20 career goals and tallying another 20 assists. Haberman has scored three game-winning goals in his career. The six-foot forward was an integral part of Dakota College at Bottineau’s run to the semifinals of the ACHA D2 National Championship in March. Haberman played two years of juniors in the NA3HL for Alexandria and Wilmar prior to his collegiate experience.
“Chayse fills a void for our team,” Heitkamp said. “He plays in all three zones and plays a heavy game as needed, but at the same time has good hands and vision. I’m excited to get him in a Warrior jersey this fall.”
Campbell Jackson comes to Waldorf by way of Williston State College. Jackson is a 6’3” defenseman that led the Williston State blueline the last three years, playing 60 career games accumulating 43 points, including a career-high 11 assists last season. The native of Hermosa Beach, California served as a team captain for Williston in 2021-22.
“We are elated to have Campbell in a Warrior jersey this fall,” Heitkamp said. “His vision, puck movement abilities, and grit will add value to our already talented group of defensemen. While he does not play a flashy game, his offensive skill set will help us generate offense.”
The Warriors will return to action in Albert Lea this fall looking to improve upon a fourth-place finish in the Midwest College Hockey Conference in 2021-22.
(Originally published at http://www.waldorfwarriors.com/article/4282.php)