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McDonald Commits to UMass Lowell

02/23/2017, 10:15am CST
By Patrick Herbert, Fargo Force

Defenseman becomes 22nd player on Fargo's roster to commit to a Division I school.

Photo by Hickling Images


Fargo Force defenseman Jonathan McDonald has committed to play college hockey at UMass Lowell.


“I chose Lowell because of the culture they are building,” said McDonald. “It's been a dream of mine to play on the east coast ever since I was a kid and this is the opportunity I have always wanted.” 


A native of Livonia, MI, McDonald is in his first year in the USHL. In the 23 games he has played with Fargo this season, he has tallied three assists to go along with a +2 rating.


McDonald was selected by the Force in the eighth round, 125th overall in the 2016 USHL Phase II Draft. Prior to his time in Fargo, McDonald played for the Oakland Jr. Grizzlies (T1EHL).


With McDonald's announcement, the Force now have 22 Division I commits on their 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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