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Central's Caulfield, Red River's Costello won't return to high school hockey

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Judd Caulfield (14) celebrates a goal against West Fargo in the East Regional hockey tournament game at the Purpur Arena in Grand Forks. Jesse Trelstad/ Grand Forks Herald2 / 2

Grand Forks, ND - The top two high school hockey players in North Dakota will not be playing for their respective schools next year.

Central High School's Judd Caulfield has accepted an invite to play for USA Hockey's National 17 and under team rather than return to the Knights for his junior year.

Caulfield scored 64 points in 27 games in leading Central to an unbeaten season and a state championship.

Red River's Braden Costello is heading to the USHL for his senior season.

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