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Musketeers Forwards Chooses University of Alaska-Fairbanks

Thursday February 28, 2013

Sioux City Musketeers forward Josh Erickson has committed to play college hockey at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks. (photo by Rob Franck/Sporting Images)

Sioux City Musketeers forward Josh Erickson has committed to play college hockey at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks.

Erickson has totaled eight points (3g, 5a) and a plus-two rating in 33 games for the Musketeers this season.  He equaled a career high with two points (1g, 1a) while posting a plus-two rating in the 3-2 shootout loss to Lincoln on January 25th.  Erickson has recorded an even-or-better plus/minus rating in each of his last 10 games and in 16 of his last 17 contests.

It is the second season in the USHL for the 19-year-old who put up 11 points (6g, 5a) in 46 games last year in Sioux City.  The gritty forward from Roseau, Minnesota has also racked up 213 penalty minutes in 79 career games in the League.

Two other current USHL players are committed to play hockey at Alaska-Fairbanks; Lincoln Stars defenseman Justin Woods and Tri-City Storm forward Jared Linnell, both of whom are Alaska natives.

The University of Alaska-Fairbanks is a member of the CCHA and has six USHL alumni on the Nanooks rosters this season; Steve Thompson (Sioux City/Omaha), Andy Taranto (Fargo Force), Nolan Youngmun (Sioux Falls Stampede), J.D. Peterson (Tri-City/Des Moines), John Keeney (Muskegon/Omaha), and Matt Friese (Lincoln/Chicago/Tri-City).

USHL stats – Josh Erickson 

 

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).

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