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Lancers Rookie Commits to Providence College

Wednesday January 16, 2013

Omaha Lancers rookie forward Ryan Tait. (photo by Steve Loop)

The Omaha Lancers announced the forward Ryan Tait has committed to play hockey at Providence College following his USHL career.

The first-year forward has collected four assists in 28 games for the Lancers this season.  He was acquired by the Lancers last spring via the USHL’s new tender system, signing him prior to the USHL Futures Draft.  The 16-year-old is a native of Santa Clarita, California and led Shattuck-St. Mary’s Prep School Under-16 team in scoring last season with 63 points (26g, 37a).

Three other current USHL players are also committed to Providence – Dylan McLaughlin (Cedar Rapids RoughRiders), Nick Ellis (Des Moines Buccaneers), and Kyle McKenzie (Dubuque Fighting Saints).

Providence College is a member of Hockey East and there are six USHL alumni on the Friars roster this season; Mark Adams (Chicago Steel), Stefan Demopoulos (Omaha Lancers), Alex Velischek (Sioux City Musketeers), John Gilmour (Cedar Rapids RoughRiders), Nick Saracino (Cedar Rapids RoughRiders), and Jon Gillies (Indiana Ice).

USHL stats – Ryan Tait


Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 11th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2012-13.  With 20 NHL Draft picks on team rosters and over 230 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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