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Lebster Commits to Michigan State

02/01/2017, 9:30am CST
By Erick Zamora, Des Moines Buccaneers

Forward will join teammate David Keefer in East Lansing.

Photo by Hickling Images


Des Moines Buccaneers forward Reed Lebster has announced his commitment to play college hockey at Michigan State University.


“I always grew up being a big Spartan fan and it’s just a dream come true," Lebster said.  "It’s a great campus. They have great facilities. I’m really excited.”


Lebster hails from Grand Rapids, MI, which is just 70 miles from Michigan State’s campus in East Lansing. He has four goals and eight points through 34 games this season. His four goals are tied for second among Des Moines rookies and his eight points are tied for third in that category. 


Lebster will join another Michigan native committed to playing for the Spartans in Buccaneers leading scorer David Keefer.


“He’s a good player, it’s close to home, and he’s going to have a mentor there in David Keefer who is one of the best players in the league here,” said Buccaneers head coach Dave Allison.  “It’s just a good fit for him.”


Prior to his time in the USHL, Lebster played for Fox Motors (T1EHL). He is the 14th player on Des Moines' roster to commit to a Division 1 school.


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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