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Gamblers Defenseman Commits to Northern Michigan University

Thursday February 28, 2013

Green Bay Gamblers defenseman Barrett Kaib has committed to play collegiate hockey at Northern Michigan University following his USHL career. (photo by Rick Schaffer)

Green Bay Gamblers defenseman Barrett Kaib has committed to play collegiate hockey at Northern Michigan University following his USHL career.

Kaib has produced 27 points (6g, 21a) in 45 games for the Gamblers this season.  His point total is currently tied for fourth among all USHL defensemen.  He posted a USHL career high four points (1g, 3a) in the 7-3 win against Dubuque on December 21st and then put together a five-game point streak (2g, 3a) from January 13th to February 1st, helping the Gamblers post a 4-1-0 record over that span.  The recently turned 20-year-old is also second on his team with a plus-14 rating. 

It is the third USHL season for the native of Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania who recorded four assists in 41 games over two seasons (2009-11) for Team USA.  Kaib spent last season playing at Providence College before returning to the USHL.  He tallied six points (1g, 5a) in 31 collegiate games.

Two other current USHL players are also committed to Northern Michigan University; forwards Shane Sooth of the Dubuque Fighting Saints and Dominik Shine of the Lincoln Stars.

Northern Michigan University is a member of the CCHA and has 12 USHL alumni on the roster this season; Jared Coreau (Lincoln Stars), Kyle Follmer (Lincoln/Sioux City), Austin Handley (Lincoln/Omaha/Des Moines), Jake Johnson (Sioux City Musketeers), Kory Kaunisto (Lincoln/Waterloo), Ryan Kesti (Sioux Falls Stampede), C.J. Ludwig (Omaha Lancers), Reed Seckel (Green Bay Gamblers), Stephan Vigier (Sioux City Musketeers), Matt Thurber (Omaha Lancers), Ryan Daugherty (Omaha Lancers), and Ryan Trenz (Chicago Steel).

USHL stats – Barrett Kaib

 

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 11th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2012-13.  With 19 NHL Draft picks on team rosters and over 250 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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