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Zach Driscoll Commits to Bemidji State

12/21/2017, 1:30pm CST
By Brandon Hofstra, Omaha Lancers

Minnesota native has been one of the top goaltenders in the USHL this season.

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Omaha Lancers goaltender Zach Driscoll announced Thursday morning his commitment to play college hockey at Bemidji State University. 


“I’m really excited to be back home," Driscoll said. "Obviously growing up playing hockey in Minnesota, playing college hockey there is a big deal and getting the chance to stay her was something I was extremely excited about in Bemidji. It’s definitely been a journey, but I think in the long run all the experiences I’ve had have done nothing but help.”


Driscoll, an Apple Valley, MN native, has been one of the top goaltenders in the USHL through the first 11 weeks of the 2017-18 season. He currently sports a 7-3-0-0 record, a 1.89 GAA and .921 SV%. His goals against average ranks second among all USHL goaltenders, while his SV% ranks fifth in the league. He also sits second in the USHL with four shutouts so far this season. He has won five of his last six starts between the pipes for the Lancers dating back to Nov. 10, including the last four, helping Omaha to their current eight-game winning streak. He was also named USHL Goaltender of the Week on Nov. 13.


This is Driscoll's in his second stint with the Lancers, as he appeared in 18 games for Omaha during the 2014-15 season.He has also played for St. Cloud State University, the Penticton Vees (BCHL), Austin Bruins (NAHL) and Eastview High (USHS) in addition to his time in the USHL. He was originally selected by the Lancers in the fourth round, 52nd overall of the 2013 USHL Phase I Draft.

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 16th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2017-18. 30 or more players from the USHL have been selected in five 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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