Welcome to the Illinois State Redbirds, Noah Yancey! A 6’ 175lb forward from Machesney Park, IL comes to Illinois State after a successful AAA career with Madison Capitals, Milwaukee Admirals and last season with Team Illinois. Last season, he managed 7 goals, 9 assists for 16 points in 28 games played.
Yancey chose Illinois State University because it was the place for him with the atmosphere and the arena where he will be playing. He intends to major in Business. His favorite coach was Mark Luka, who was his coach last year with U18 Team Illinois. “He was a great guy and coach who really focused on making sure that playing the sport of hockey was fun for his players.” Yancey’s biggest supporter throughout his hockey career has been his dad, who has always pushed him to give it his all with whatever he does.
Yancey’s best hockey memory was Shinny hockey tournaments in the hallways at every hotel. His favorite food is pasta, and he is most looking forward to playing college hockey. Three goals Yancey hopes to achieve at Illinois State University is to receive his bachelor’s degree, become part of the family on the team and to win Championships.
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 September to start our season!