USHL Press Release
Chicago Steel forward Alex Carpenter has committed to play collegiate hockey at Western Michigan University and will enroll at the school in the fall of 2011.
The Portage native, who turned 19 last week, posted 24 points (14g, 10a) while appearing in all but one of the 60 regular season games for the Steel in 2009-10. He ranked second on the team with 138 shots on goal.
In just his second game of the season, Carpenter tallied a season high four points (2g, 2a) and a plus-four rating in the 10-5 win over Team USA on Oct. 3. It was his first of three multi-goal games for the year. Carpenter also appeared in nine games for the Steel during the 2008-09 USHL season and scored two points (1g, 1a).
Six other USHL players from the 2009-10 season are also committed to attend Western Michigan University: Nick Pisellini (Chicago Steel), Shane Berschbach (Clawson/Indiana Ice), Dennis Brown (Omaha Lancers), Dan DeKeyser (Algonac/Sioux City Musketeers), Chase Balisy (Team USA), David Donnellan (Youngstown Phantoms).
A total of 13 USHL alumni competed for the Broncos during the 2009-10 season.
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