The Illinois State Redbirds welcome Alex Matsas to the family! Matsas, a 6’-1” 175lb forward hails from Sleepy Hollow, IL. He joins the Redbirds after a successful season with the Chicago Mission. He scored 5 goals, 8 assists in 25 games played last season. .
Matsas chose Illinois State University because it was so close to home and the cost was
acceptable. He intends to major in Business Management. His favorite coach was Nick DeSalvo and his biggest supporters are his family.
Matsas’s best hockey memory was winning state. His favorite food is chicken, and he is most
looking forward to hockey games as well as meeting new people. Three goals Matsas hopes to
achieve at Illinois State University is to have a winning season, get better every year and, get
“We are thrilled to have Alex coming to the Redbirds. He has good size, speed, and skill with a desire to get better and bigger. He has the potential to make a difference immediately.” -Coach Bobby DiNardi
The Redbirds are building to make a run at their first ACHA D1 conference title in 2021-2022,
as they play their second season in the Midwest College Hockey conference. For more
information on the conference, click here.
If you are interested in playing for Illinois State University, we encourage you to fill out our
Recruit Form on our website. Your next opportunity to see the Redbirds on the ice is in August
for the 6th Annual Red-White Cup!