Thursday, November 26, 2009

Holmstrom Commits to UMass Lowell

Press Release

The Sioux Falls Stampede announced that forward Josh Holmstrom has committed to the University of Massachusetts Lowell for the 2010-11 season.

The Colorado Springs, Colorado native is in his second season with the Stampede and has posted 10 points (2g, 8a) through 16 games this season. The 20-year-old forward collected four assists in 6-2 win vs. Indiana on November 7th. Last season, Holmstrom recorded 25 points (14g, 11a) in 58 games for the Herd.

Holmstrom becomes the second Sioux Falls player to commit to UMass Lowell this season as defenseman Chad Ruhwedel committed earlier in November. Colton Saucerman (Des Moines Buccaneers), Tyler Brickler (Sioux City Musketeers), and Will Rayner (Lincoln Stars) are also committed to attend UMass Lowell following their USHL careers.

Josh's older brother, Ben, was a captain for the Stampede and is currently a captain in his senior season at UMass Lowell. Ben played in Sioux Falls for three seasons (2003-06) and was captain of the Herd's Anderson Cup championship team in 2006. Members of Hockey East, the UMass Lowell River Hawks have four other former USHL players on the 2009-10 roster; Joe Caveney (Sioux City Musketeers), Sammy D'Agostino (Tri-City Storm), Jeremy Dehner (Green Bay Gamblers), and Nick Schaus (Omaha Lancers).

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

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