Ice Forward Commits to Cornell University
Thursday July 19, 2012
Indiana Ice forward Woody Hudson. (photo by Whiteshark Photography)
Indiana Ice forward Woody Hudson has committed to play collegiate hockey at Cornell University beginning in the fall of 2013.
Hudson put up 18 points (11g, 7a) and a plus-seven rating in 56 games for the Ice this past season, his first in the USHL. The 6-3, 215-pound forward also ranked second on the team with 117 penalty minutes. He scored his first USHL goal in just his second game in the League, a 7-4 win over Team USA on October 8th, 2011. During one stretch late in the season, he scored three goals over a span of four games, including the game-winning goal in the 3-2 win against Cedar Rapids on March 23rd, 2012. The native of Greece, New York celebrates his 20th birthday next month.
Hudson is joined by Ice teammate Christian Hilbrich who is also committed to play college hockey at Cornell University. Two other USHL players from the 2011-12 season are also committed to the school – Teemu Tiitinen of the Lincoln Stars and Gavin Stoick of Team USA.
Cornell University is located in Ithaca, New York and is a member of the ECAC hockey conference. The Ivy League school had 11 USHL alumni on the roster for the Big Red this past season, which was tied for the most USHL alumni of any team in the ECAC – Cole Bardreau (Team USA), Mathieu Brisson (Omaha Lancers), Armand de Swardt (Chicago Steel), Andy Iles (Team USA), Locke Jillson (Des Moines/Indiana), Vince Mihalek (Cedar Rapids RoughRiders), Keir Ross (Omaha Lancers), Joakim Ryan (Dubuque Fighting Saints), John McCarron (Lincoln Stars), Brian Ferlin (Indiana Ice), and Jacob MacDonald (Waterloo Black Hawks).
USHL stats – Woody Hudson
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrated its 10th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2011-12. With 28 picks during the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and over 280 players already committed to NCAA Division I schools this season, the USHL has emerged as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent. For more information, visit us on the web at www.USHL.com or visit the League’s social media platforms, including Facebook (www.facebook.com/ushlhockey), twitter (www.twitter.com/ushl), and YouTube (www.youtube.com/ushlinteractive). Fans can also watch USHL action all season long, live or on-demand via FASTHockey (ushl.fasthockey.com).
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