Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Canton's Obuchowski chooses Yale

The Indiana Ice announced that defenseman Ryan Obuchowski has committed to play college hockey with Yale University starting in the fall of 2012.

The 19-year-old from Canton was a solid blueliner for the Ice during their mid-season resurgence in the 2010-2011 campaign. Obuchowski posted a +9 plus-minus rating and earned all of his 13 points (5G, 8A) between early December and early April, including goals in three consecutive games in late March.

He first came to the Ice after being selected 70th overall in the 2010 USHL Entry Draft.

Obuchowski will be joining a collegiate program that is very familiar to his new head coach with the Ice, Kyle Wallack. Prior to joining the Ice, Wallack spent three seasons on the bench as the associate head coach for the Bulldogs.

"I'm extremely happy for Ryan," Wallack said. "He exemplifies everything you look for in a student, a person and a hockey player. His hockey ability will fit right into Yale's style of play."

Photo courtesy Whiteshark Photography

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