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Gamblers Defenseman Chooses University of Massachusetts

Wednesday October 17, 2012

Green Bay Gamblers defenseman Ben Gallacher. (photo courtesy of Green Bay Gamblers)

Green Bay Gamblers defenseman Ben Gallacher has committed to play college hockey at the University of Massachusetts beginning next season.

Gallacher is playing his first season in the USHL after being selected by the Gamblers in the 2012 USHL Entry Draft last spring.  He has appeared in two contests this season for Green Bay.  The 20-year-old from Calgary, Alberta spent last season playing college hockey at Ohio State University under head coach Mark Osiecki, a former head coach of the Green Bay Gamblers, and put up 12 points (1g, 11a) in 24 games.  Gallacher was selected by the Florida Panthers in the fourth round (93rd overall) of the 2010 NHL Draft.

Two other current USHL players are also committed to play hockey at the University of Massachusetts – Omaha Lancers forward Kenny Gillespie and Sioux Falls Stampede forward Dennis Kravchenko.

The University of Massachusetts Minutemen are a member of Hockey East and have nine USHL alumni on the roster this season; Jeff Tegila (Omaha Lancers), Conor Allen (Sioux Falls Stampede), Rocco Carzo (Des Moines Buccaneers), Shane Walsh (Dubuque Fighting Saints), Eddie Olczyk (Waterloo Black Hawks), Darren Rowe (Cedar Rapids RoughRiders), Troy Power (Omaha Lancers), Oleg Yevenko (Fargo Force), and Adam Phillips (Indiana Ice).

USHL stats – Ben Gallacher


Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 11th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2012-13.  With 18 NHL Draft picks on team rosters and over 200 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).

It’s not just hockey. It’s the USHL.

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