Saturday, November 17, 2012

UMD Signs Three Recruits

GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Missed the chance to post this Friday, because I was already at the rink when it was announced.

But if you didn't hear, UMD officially signed three 2013-14 recruits to letters of intent during the fall signing period.

Of course, this is all pending the whole NCAA Clearinghouse bit, but here is the lowdown:

Alexander Iafallo • F • 5-11 • 165 • 12/21/93 • Eden, N.Y. (Fargo/USHL)
Is in his second tour of duty with the Fargo Force, the club formerly coached by UMD assistant Jason Herter ... has two points (one goal, one assist) to his credit through three games this year ... racked up 32 points in 58 appearances in his first season with the club last winter, racking up 32 points on 17 goals and 15 assists ... tallied three power play markers and finished the season with a +11 rating ... current teammates with fellow Bulldog recruit Dominic Toninato.

Dan Molenaar • D • 5-11 • 186 • 7/5/93 • Eden Prairie, Minn. (Sioux City/USHL)
Spent last season with two different USHL clubs (Green Bay and Sioux City) after wrapping up a stellar prep career as a point-producing defender at perennial powerhouse Eden Prairie High School ... finished his first season on the USHL circuit with 18 points on two goals and 16 assists (including nine on the power play) ... has two goals and one assist to his credit through nine games in 2012-13 while sharing the locker room with UMD recruits Jared Thomas and Blake Heinrich.

Kyle Osterberg • F • 5-8 • 171 • 9/5/94 • Lakeville, Minn. (Omaha/USHL)
Caught the attention of the college hockey world when he made a verbal commitment to UMD prior to his 16th birthday ... bolted from the prep scene after just one season with Lakeville South, a year in which he led the club with 63 points (19 goals, 44 assists) ... joined the United State National Team Development Program (NTDP) after leading all Minnesota freshmen in points in 2009-10 ... totaled a combined four goals and 19 assists while playing with both the U-18 and U-17 teams the past two seasons ... has seven points (two goals, five assists) through his first 10 USHL games with the Omaha Lancers. 

More should be coming in the spring, but this is the list for now.

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