Saturday, April 23, 2005

Caledonia native commits to Robert Morris

The soon-to-be Alpena IceDiggers are proud to announce that veteran Jeremy Barber has committed to play for Robert Morris University beginning this fall.

Barber, a 20-year-old defenseman from Caledonia, appeared in 52 games this season and recorded three goals, eight assists and 54 penalty minutes. During the 2003-04 season, Barber led all IceDiggers defensemen in scoring with four goals and 11 assists in 29 games after being acquired from the Soo Indians through a mid-season trade.

"We are very excited and proud of Jeremy," said IceDiggers GM and head coach Mike Mankowski. "He is a dynamic skater and has worked extremely hard the last twelve months for this opportunity.

"Robert Morris is not only getting a great defenseman, but also a great young man."

Robert Morris University is located in Moon Township, Pennsylvania, outside of Pittsburgh, and is a member of College Hockey America conference. The Colonials just finished their first season as a NCAA Division I varsity program by recording a 4-14-2 record in the CHA and 8-21-4 record overall.

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