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Thursday, December 08, 2011

USHL goalie commits to Northern Michigan

USHL Press Release

The Chicago Steel has announced that goaltender Mathias Dahlstrom has committed to play collegiate hockey at Northern Michigan University beginning next season.

“I really liked Northern Michigan when I went there on a visit,” Dahlstrom said. “The coaches were very nice and helpful throughout the recruiting process. Overall, it was a good fit for me. “My family always knew that I wanted to play college hockey and they are happy that I get the chance to follow my dream.”

Dahlstrom is playing in his first USHL season and currently leads all league goaltenders in minutes played (984:17) and saves (504). He opened his USHL career making 32 saves and turning aside two of three in the shootout during the 3-2 shootout win vs. Team USA on Oct. 1.

The 20-year-old from Smedjebacken, Sweden, has been in net for all seven of the victories by the Steel this season and has posted a 2.99 goals-against average and .911 save percentage.

“We are excited that Mathias has committed to Northern Michigan,” Chicago Steel head coach Scott McConnell said. “He will get the opportunity to step in and push for playing time when he arrives on campus. His character and work ethic, combined with his abilities, will allow him to contribute to their hockey program immediately. Mathias has been the backbone of our team and every team he has played for and I expect the same in the future.”

Dubuque Fighting Saints forward Gerard Hanson is also committed to play hockey at Northern Michigan following his USHL career.

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