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Crawford commits to Notre Dame

12/27/2016, 10:15am CST
By Isaac Berky, Omaha Lancers

Lancers forward is 17th Division 1 commit on the roster.

Photo by Hickling Images


Omaha Lancers forward Pierce Crawford has committed to play for the University of Notre Dame next season, according to the team.


Crawford, 19, is in his first season with the Lancers after playing for the Minnesota Magicians (NAHL) last season.


“I am very grateful and humbled to have the opportunity to play at such a prestigious school and hockey program,” said Crawford. “Notre Dame gives me every resource to be successful in the future.”


Crawford, an alternate captain with Omaha this season, is currently second among all Lancers in scoring with 19 points (9G, 10A) in 24 games.


“Pierce has come to the rink every day with the right attitude, and has gone above and beyond everything we’ve asked of him,” said Lancers head coach and general manager Brian Kaufman. “We couldn’t be happier for Pierce. Notre Dame is getting a great player but an even better person.”


Last season with the Magicians, Crawford finished second in scoring with 42 points (18G, 24A). Prior to playing in the NAHL, the Park Ridge, IL native spent four seasons playing for Shattuck-St. Mary's in Minnesota. 


“I would not be able to be in this position without my Omaha family, and I can’t wait to get back for the second half of the season,” stated Crawford.”


With Crawford's announcement, the Lancers now have 17 Division 1 college commits on the roster.


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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