Former Wenatchee Wild forward August Von Ungern-Sternberg bookended his junior career with league championships, and if he has any more up his sleeve, that would suit his current club at Merrimack College just fine.
Von Ungern-Sternberg is preparing for his sophomore season at Merrimack College in North Andover, MA. The Warriors had a rough season last year, finishing last in the eleven-team Hockey East conference.
Von Ungern-Sternberg, often referred to by his less cumbersome nickname “Auggie”, skated with the Idaho Jr. Steelheads in the 2012-13 season, and the team went on to win both the WSHL Thorne Cup and the UHU National Championship. He initially returned to the Steelheads the following season, but closed out the season with the Omaha AAA Lancers 16U club.
His point production and lightning speed earned him a roster spot with the Lincoln Stars in the USHL to open the 2014-15 season, but he came to Wenatchee after 19 games for the next season and a half where he continued to grow into the speed and physicality of the next level of hockey. In 2016-17, he returned to the USHL and wore an “A” as an alternate captain for the Bloomington Thunder, then landed back in Wenatchee for the 2017-18 season where he closed out his junior career as a BCHL Fred Page Cup champion.
The transition into Division I college hockey takes time, and a lot of work. If his past is any indication, Von Ungern-Sternberg will be up to the challenge.