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Kaiser Commits to UMass Amherst

01/10/2017, 11:00am CST
By Scott Bradford, Muskegon Lumberjacks

Lumberjacks forward will join pair of current teammates in Amherst.

 

Muskegon Lumberjacks forward Bobby Kaiser announced that he will play college hockey at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

 

“The program is a great spot for my style of play," Kaiser said. "Coach Carvel and his staff are continuing to build a great, high-character team and I’m excited to be a part of it. The facilities and campus are awesome, and I loved the town when I visited. It is a great opportunity and I am looking forward to playing there.”

 

Kaiser, 19, is now in his second year in the USHL. After being drafted by the Tri-City Storm, Muskegon acquired him during the 2015-16 season. He has appeared in 27 games this season for the Lumberjacks.

 

"We are always excited for our players when they receive Division I opportunities," said LaFontaine. "This is a great commitment for Bobby. He is very appreciative and thankful for the chance to play for the Minutemen."

 

Kaiser will join current teammates Anthony and Marc Del Gaizo at Amherst.

 

"I'm excited to play with the Del Gaizo's again, they're both really good teammates and have become great friends," said Kaiser. "I'm excited to spend four more years with them."

 

Kaiser is the 17th Lumberjack to announce his Division 1 college commitment.

 

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 15th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2016-17.  30 or more players from the USHL have been selected in four consecutive NHL Drafts,  and more than 400 players on team rosters last season committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.

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