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Reed Lebster Commits to the University of Massachusetts

12/12/2018, 1:30pm CST
By Ben Gislason, Des Moines Buccaneers

Des Moines forward in midst of breakout season.

Reed Lebster, Des Moines Buccaneers (courtesy Hickling Images)

Des Moines Buccaneers forward Reed Lebster announced his commitment to the University of Massachusetts today.


“I love the school and the coaching staff at Amherst,” Lebster said. “I want to thank my family, friends, teammates, coaches and everyone who has helped me get to this point. I am super excited to know the next chapter for my career will be with a great program!”


Lebster’s third season in Des Moines has been a breakout year, as he has amassed 13 goals and nine assists for 22 points and has a +9 rating through 25 games played.


“Reed has been a consistent producer for us this season,” Des Moines general manager Tom Mannino said. “It’s great to see his efforts paying off for him and his family with this commitment to UMass Amherst. We look forward to watching him score goals and be an impact player for Coach Carvel and the Minutemen.”


“We’re so excited for Reed and this is a representation of the hard work and diligence he has put in,” Buccaneers head coach Gene Reilly said. “He has earned this opportunity through committing to overcome adversity and getting better each and every day.”

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 17th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2018-19. The USHL had a record 45 players selected at the 2018 NHL Draft, more than any junior league in the world, 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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