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Fargo Force defenseman Evan Bell announced his commitment to play for Merrimack College following his junior hockey career.
Bell, out of Livonia, MI, is in his second season with the Fargo Force. Last season, Bell scored 10 points in 57 games and his minutes played per game increased as the year went along due to the intensity he brings to the team each shift, according to the Force coaching staff.
Bell continues to be one of the team’s top defensemen so far this season and he’s a big reason why the Force’s penalty kill is ranked tops in the USHL at 95.2%.
“I loved everything about Merrimack when I went on my official visit, I just felt like I was at home and could see myself spending my next four years there playing hockey and also getting a great education,” Bell said. “It’s a great honor to attend Merrimack College next year. I would like to thank everyone at the Fargo Force and everyone that helped me along the way.”
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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