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Brendan Furry Commits to Minnesota State

03/18/2019, 1:00pm CDT
By Kendall Grayson, Tri-City Storm

Ohio native was acquired by Tri-City earlier this season.

Brendan Furry, Tri-City Storm

Tri-City Storm forward Brendan Furry has announced a commitment to play college hockey for the Minnesota State Mavericks. Furry is skating in his first season with the Storm and has scored 10 goals and registered 18 assists in 27 games played with Tri-City this season. Before being acquired in a trade on Dec. 27, Furry scored eight goals and recorded 10 assists in 16 games played with the Omaha Lancers. With today’s announcement, Furry becomes the 25th player on this year’s roster to announce a college commitment.


Brendan Furry, 20, of Toledo, OH has been named the United States Hockey League (USHL) Forward of the Week twice this season, and Furry currently among the top-five in scoring on this year’s Storm team with 18 goals and 28 assists on the year. Furry scored the game-winning goal in the Storm’s 3-1 home defeat of the Lincoln Stars on Dec 28. He also netted his first career USHL hat trick in a 6-3 Storm road win over Waterloo on Jan 17.  Prior to his career in the USHL, Furry skated with the Amarillo Bulls (NAHL) and Belle Tire 18U (T1EHL).


“I’ve always had a great relationship with Minnesota State throughout the recruiting process, after taking a visit there, and visiting with the coaches I think it’s the right fit for me. Having a strong relationship with the coaching staff is huge for me, they play a hard style of hockey, so I think I’ll fit their team very well. I know they’ll be able to help me, and I hope to help them out as well. My junior career is coming to an end, so I definitely want to make a run here with the guys. It’s very important to us to give back to the community, they’ve helped us, so we want to continue to build on that throughout the remainder of the season.”- Brendan Furry


“I think Brendan’s commitment to Mankato is something that’s certainly a load off his mind, and now he can just look forward to playing hockey, and hopefully he has a nice run with us over the next couple of months. This is something that he’s deserved, he’s added to our production on the ice, but he’s someone who is a great guy, he loves the game, and he’s got a bright future ahead of him. Mike Hastings is one of the best coaches in all of hockey, he’s got a great staff there, so we know he’s going to be in good hands.” - GM/Head Coach Anthony Noreen

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 17th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2018-19. The USHL had a record 45 players selected at the 2018 NHL Draft, more than any junior league in the world, 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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