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Michael Karow Commits

11/08/2016, 3:15pm CST
By Katie Seminara-DeToro, Youngstown Phantoms

Youngstown Phantoms defenseman Michael Karow announced his commitment to Boston College.

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Youngstown Phantoms defenseman Michael Karow announced his commitment to play for Boston College following his junior hockey career.


Karow, of Green Bay, Wisconsin, joined the Phantoms this season from his previous teams, Notre Dame Academy and Team Wisconsin.  Karow has played in all 14 games this season and has five assists on the season.   


“I selected Boston College because for me it has the best combination of hockey and academics, plus it’s a great location,” Karow said. “The team has an awesome history and the coaching staff has a great track record of developing players to play at the next level.  I would like to thank all my coaches and family who helped me to get to this next step in my hockey career.”


Karow will join Phantoms alumni Luke McInnis (2015-16) and Connor Moore (2015-16), who are both freshmen defensemen on the roster for the Eagles.  Austin Cangelosi (2011-2013) is in his senior season with the Eagles. 


“We are extremely happy for Michael,” said head coach Brad Patterson.  “He has earned a great opportunity with a tremendous program in BC, and I know they will be pleased when he pulls on their jersey.”



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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