Saints Forward Commits to Yale University
Wednesday October 31, 2012
Dubuque Fighting Saints forward Frank DiChiara. (photo by Maddie MacFarlane)
Dubuque Fighting Saints forward Frank DiChiara has committed to play collegiate hockey at Yale University following his USHL career.
The 19-year-old has helped the Saints to a perfect 9-0-0 record during his first USHL season. He has collected six points (4g, 2a) and a plus-four rating. DiChiara has scored a goal in each of his last two games, including the game-winner in the 4-2 victory over Des Moines on October 26th. The Ronkokoma, New York native was selected by the Dubuque Fighting Saints during the 2012 USHL Entry Draft.
Six other USHL players are also committed to play hockey at Yale University – Alex Lyon (Omaha Lancers), Joe Snively (Sioux City Musketeers), Tim Bonner (Tri-City Storm), John Hayden (Team USA), Ryan Hitchcock (Team USA), and Patrick Spano (Youngstown Phantoms).
Yale University is a member of the ECAC and the Ivy League school has nine USHL alumni on the Bulldogs roster this season; Josh Balch (Chicago Steel), Anthony Day (Sioux Falls Stampede), Tommy Fallen (Cedar Rapids RoughRiders), Nick Maricic (Tri-City Storm), Andrew Miller (Chicago Steel), Ryan Obuchowski (Indiana Ice), Connor Wilson (Chicago Steel), Stu Wilson (Cedar Rapids RoughRiders), and Mitch Witek (Waterloo Black Hawks).
USHL stats – Frank DiChiara
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.