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Phantoms Captain Picks St. Lawrence University

Thursday February 28, 2013

Youngstown Phantoms forward Alexander Dahl has committed to play collegiate hockey beginning next season at St. Lawrence University. (photo by Rob Bindler)

The Youngstown Phantoms announced that forward Alexander Dahl has committed to play collegiate hockey beginning next season at St. Lawrence University.

Dahl, who just celebrated his 20th birthday yesterday, has produced 19 points (9g, 10a) while appearing in all 46 games for the Phantoms this season.  The second-year forward is also serving as a team captain this season.  The Eau Claire, Wisconsin native played in all but one of the 60 regular season games for Youngstown last season and recorded nine points (3g, 6a) as a USHL rookie.  He also added two assists in six playoff games.

“I couldn’t be any more proud of, or happier for Alex,” Phantoms head coach Anthony Noreen said. “He’s everything we want the Youngstown Phantoms organization to be about.  St. Lawrence is getting a great player but an even better person.”

Dahl is the second member of his family to suit up for the Phantoms as his brother, Jefferson Dahl, played in Youngstown during the 2009-10 season.  Alexander was the Phantoms’ first pick (18th overall) in the 2011 USHL Entry Draft.

“The area in upstate New York reminds me a lot of Northern Wisconsin and I had a really good feeling about the coaching staff,” Dahl said.  “I was really excited once I found out that they wanted me.”

Dahl will be joined at St. Lawrence University by Phantoms teammate Eric Sweetman who is also committed to the school.  Six other USHL players are committed to St. Lawrence; Michael Rotolo (Cedar Rapids RoughRiders), Drew Smolcynski (Chicago Steel), Michael Marnell (Des Moines Buccaneers), Gavin Bayreuther (Fargo Force), Nolan Gluchowski (Tri-City Storm), and Brian Ward (Tri-City Storm).

St. Lawrence University is located in Canton, New York and has six USHL alumni on the roster this season; George Hughes (Waterloo Black Hawks), Kyle Flanagan (Cedar Rapids RoughRiders), Chris Martin (Indiana Ice), Gunnar Hughes (Waterloo Black Hawks), Justin Bruckel (Lincoln/Cedar Rapids), and Patrick Raley (Chicago Steel).

USHL stats – Alexander Dahl


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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