Monday, April 30, 2007

Trio of IceDiggers commit to D-III schools

Three players from this year's Alpena IceDiggers team have committed to play college hockey at the Division III level next season.

Ricardo Yesue committed to Wisconsin-River Falls (NCHA) early last week, Korey O'Brien will be heading to Wisconsin-Stevens Point (NCHA) and Chris Hendrickson is going home to Finlandia, last season's MCHA champion, in the Upper Peninsula.

"Ricardo is the ultimate team player and it has been a pleasure to coach him the last three seasons," Alpena head coach Kenny Miller said. "I am confident he will carry his leadership skills to the college level.

"Korey is very offensive and should be a impact player at the college level. Chris came in last year and made an impact right away and that carried over into this season where he was a top four defensemen the entire season."

With the three signings, the total number of commitments is at nine from this year's club. Others attending school next season are Todd Rudasill (Ohio State), Drew Pierson (Army), Eric Roman (Wayne State) and Chad Billins (Ferris State in 2008). Shawn Hunwick and Justin Stadler have committed to new Division III school Adrian as well.

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