Sioux City Musketeers forward Ryan Rashid has committed to play collegiately at Niagara University following his USHL career.
The 19-year-old native of Farmington Hills, Michigan has posted seven points (4g, 3a) playing in all 20 games for the Musketeers this season. Rashid is playing in his first USHL season and registered his first point, an assist, in just his second game on October 9th.
Rashid is the second USHL player to commit to Niagara University this season. Waterloo Black Hawks forward Patrick Divjak committed to play hockey for the Purple Eagles last month.
Niagara University is a member of College Hockey America (CHA) and has five former USHL players on the roster; Adam Avramenko (Green Bay Gamblers), Dan Baco (Lincoln Stars), Bryan Haczyk (Green Bay Gamblers), Robert Martini (Indiana Ice), and Chris Moran (Omaha Lancers). Niagara assistant coach Tim Madsen spent two seasons as a player in the USHL (2002-04) split between the Waterloo Black Hawks and the Tri-City Storm.
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