Friday, May 22, 2009

Handley heads to Northern Michigan

Press Release

The Des Moines Buccaneers announced that defenseman Austin Handley had committed to play next season at Northern Michigan University.

Handley recorded 13 points (5g, 8a) and 88 penalty minutes in 58 games with Des Moines during the 2008-09 season. The Clarkston, Michigan native played three seasons in the USHL and appeared in a total of 162 games for the Buccaneers.

Northern Michigan University is a member of the CCHA and finished the 2008-09 season with a 19-17-5 overall record.

The USHL celebrated its 30th season of junior hockey in 2008-09. With over 170 players already committed to NCAA Division I schools and 16 NHL Draft picks that played in the league this season, the USHL is the nation's foremost producer of junior hockey talent. For more information, visit us on the web at

(Nathan also is a writer for Maineiacs Post to Post and the Maine Hockey Journal. He can be reached at

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