Troy Stecher has won a national championship with the Penticton Vees.
He’s won a gold medal with Canada at the World Junior A Challenge. Stecher, a first-team British Columbia Hockey League all-star defenseman, gave a verbal commitment Thursday to play at UND beginning next season.
UND landed arguably the top recruit in the country in 2011. A year later, UND picked up another recruit with the same scouting report. They were set to be cornerstones of an elite 2012-13 UND team. Their names are J.T. Miller and Stefan Matteau. Not sounding familiar?
On Saturday afternoon, 20 North Dakota players will suit up and compete in a game they’ll never forget. Novelty games have become a hot item in college hockey and, despite all the work it takes to put them together, they’re probably here to stay.
The Toronto Maple Leafs called Matt Frattin up from the minor leagues a week ago. It appears he has no intentions of getting sent back down. Frattin is starting to show Toronto the same abilities he showed at UND two seasons ago, leading the nation with 36 goals.
Wade Murphy, the 19-year-old recruit from British Columbia that UND picked up prior to this season starting, is looking like a big get right now. Murphy is dominating the British Columbia Hockey League, putting up huge numbers for the Penticton Vees.
Yet another local player has committed to UND. Former East Grand Forks Senior High defenseman Tucker Poolman gave his verbal commitment to the school this week, choosing UND over Maine and Minnesota Duluth. He will come to campus in either 2013 or 2014.
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