Jacks Defenseman Commits to Minnesota State University
Monday October 29, 2012
Muskegon Lumberjacks defenseman Carter Foguth. (photo courtesy of the Muskegon Lumberjacks)
The Muskegon Lumberjacks announced that defenseman Carter Foguth has committed to play college hockey at Minnesota State University, Mankato beginning next season.
It is the third USHL season for Foguth and has helped the Lumberjacks to an 8-1-1 start, the best is team history. The 20-year-old has two points (1g, 1a) and a plus-one rating this season while also serving as a team captain. During his USHL career, Foguth has appeared in 93 games for Muskegon totaling 12 points (2g, 10a) and 231 penalty minutes.
“I am very excited for being given the opportunity to play hockey at the college level; the coaching staff and players at the university made me feel welcome and right at home,” said Foguth. “It has been a long journey for my family and I, and I am grateful to have received an immense amount of support from the Mervis family and the Muskegon Lumberjacks.”
Three other current USHL players are committed to Minnesota State University, Mankato – Luca Frigo (Omaha Lancers), Eli May (Tri-City Storm), and Mike Huntebrinker (Waterloo Black Hawks).
The University of Minnesota, Mankato is a member of the WCHA and has 14 USHL alumni on the roster for the Mavericks this season; Zach Palmquist (Waterloo Black Hawks), Max Gaede (Sioux City Musketeers), Corey Leivermann (Fargo Force), J.P. LaFontaine (Green Bay Gamblers), J.P. Burkemper (Fargo Force), Tyler Elbrecht (Omaha Lancers), Matt Leitner (Fargo Force), Zach Lehrke (Cedar Rapids RoughRiders), Chase Grant (Fargo Force), Eriah Hayes (Green Bay Gamblers), Dylan Margonari (Youngstown Phantoms), Brett Stern (Green Bay Gamblers), Eli Zuck (Tri-City Storm), and Stephon Williams (Waterloo/Sioux Falls).
Additionally, Mavericks head coach Mike Hastings is the all-time wins leader in USHL history (529) after leading the Omaha Lancers for 14 seasons. Assistant coach Todd Knott was the head coach of the Sioux City Musketeers (2008-09) prior to his time at Minnesota State.
USHL stats – Carter Foguth
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).
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