Third-year Des Moines Buccaneers defenseman Alan Dorich, 19, has committed to Northern Michigan University for next season.
The Orland Park, Ill., native has had his past two seasons cut short due to injury. This year, he appeared in 24 games, scoring one goal for five points while holding a plus-16 rating.
"Alan was the consummate defensive-defenseman for our team, and, in my opinion, one of the best at doing that in the entire USHL," Bucs coach-GM Regg Simon said. "He was matched against other team's top lines, he was our best penalty-killer and he led our team in blocked shots. He did everything for us. I'm happy and proud that he'll get to move on to a great college hockey program."
Dorich is the 16th Buccaneer this season to commit to a Division I program, the USHL's 129th.