The Green Bay Gamblers have announced that forward Travis Lynch will continue his hockey career next season at the University of Michigan.
The second-year USHL forward has tallied 13 points (8g, 5a) while playing in all 33 games for the Gamblers this season. He has scored a goal in each of last three games. Lynch has also been one of the top penalty killers, helping the team to a league-best 92.4 percent while shorthanded, including turning aside 35 of 36 power play opportunities on home ice.
The 19-year-old native of White Lake collected 22 points (6g, 16a) in 58 games for the Gamblers in 2009-10, plus contributed three points (2g, 1a) in 12 games during the Gamblers' run to the Clark Cup title. Both his playoff goals were game-winners.
Four other current USHL players are committed to play collegiate hockey at the University of Michigan: Justin Selman (Des Moines Buccaneers), Alex Guptill (Waterloo Black Hawks), John Gibson (Team USA) and Connor Carrick (Team USA).
The Michigan Wolverines are a member of the CCHA and have 11 USHL alumni on the roster of the nation's No. 6-ranked team: Mac Bennett (Cedar Rapids RoughRiders), Kevin Clare (Team USA), Derek Deblois (Cedar Rapids RoughRiders), Bryan Hogan (Lincoln Stars), Adam Janecyk (Sioux City Musketeers), Chad Langlais (Lincoln Stars), Jon Merrill (Team USA), Luke Moffatt (Team USA), Lee Moffie (Waterloo Blue Jackets), Greg Pateryn (Ohio Junior Blue Jackets) and Jeff Rohrkemper (Sioux Falls Stampede).
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