Stampede Forward Commits to University of Massachusetts
Thursday September 27, 2012
The Sioux Fall Stampede announced that forward Dennis Kravchenko has committed to play college hockey next season at the University of Massachusetts. He is the ninth player on the current Stampede roster to secure a NCAA Division I hockey commitment.
Kravchenko begins his first season with the Stampede after being acquired in a trade with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders. During his first USHL campaign in 2011-12, he recorded 21 points (8g, 13a) in 34 regular season games. In just his 11th game in the USHL, he equaled a League season high with five points (1g, 4a) in the 6-5 overtime loss to Waterloo on January 28th, 2012. The Irvine, California native scored seven of his goals during a 10-game stretch from January 6th to February 4th. Kravchenko, 18, was originally selected by Cedar Rapids in the 2010 USHL Futures Draft.
The University of Massachusetts is a member of Hockey East and has eight USHL alumni on the roster for the upcoming season; Jeff Teglia (Omaha Lancers), Conor Allen (Sioux Falls Stampede), Rocco Carzo (Des Moines Buccaneers), Eddie Olczyk (Waterloo Black Hawks), Darren Rowe (Cedar Rapids RoughRiders), Troy Power (Omaha Lancers), Oleg Yevenko (Fargo Force), and Adam Phillips (Indiana Ice).
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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