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Stampede Defenseman Commits to Niagara University

Friday January 4, 2013

Sioux Falls Stampede defenseman Vincent Muto. (photo by Chad Phillips)

The Sioux Falls Stampede announced that defenseman Vincent Muto has committed to play collegiate hockey at Niagara University following his USHL career.

Muto was acquired by the Stampede via a trade with the Lincoln Stars early in the season.  In his first contest with the Stampede, he scored his first USHL career goal in the 4-2 win over Sioux City on October 26th.  In 20 games with Sioux Falls, he has collected eight points (3g, 5a).  The 19-year-old has been even-or-better in all but three games he has played for the Stampede and is currently tied for the team lead with a plus-13 rating.

It will be a homecoming for the defenseman when he begins his college career as he is a native of Niagara Falls, New York. 

Niagara University is a member of the Atlantic Hockey Conference and has 12 USHL alumni on the roster this season, the most of any school in the conference; Carsen Chubak (Tri-City Storm), Patrick Divjak (Waterloo/Sioux Falls), Ryan Rashid (Sioux City Musketeers), Kevin Ryan (Waterloo Black Hawks), Dan Weiss (Lincoln Stars), Chris Lochner (Muskegon Lumberjacks), Sam Alfieri (Lincoln/Green Bay), Doug Clifford (Des Moines Buccaneers), Kevin Albers (Omaha/Muskegon/Green Bay), Isaac Kohls (Muskegon/Tri-City), Cody Campbell (Cedar Rapids/Fargo), and Nick Cecere (Lincoln Stars).

USHL stats - Vincent Muto


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).

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