Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Stars Goalie Commits to Lake Superior State

Press Release

Lincoln Stars goaltender Kevin Murdock has committed to play collegiate hockey at Lake Superior State University beginning next season.

Murdock compiled a 29-15-4 record this season for the Stars. The 29 victories were the second most in the USHL. He appeared in 52 games, played over 2,926 minutes, and made 1,388 saves – ranking third in all three categories among League goaltenders.

Murdock posted six straight wins from November 5th to November 19th which included two shutouts. He earned five total shutouts during the 2010-11 regular season. The 20-year-old from Bradenton, Florida put together a 9-2-0 record over his last 12 games of the season, helping the Stars earn a playoff berth.

It was the third USHL season for Murdock after spending two previous seasons with the Lincoln Stars (2007-09). He was selected to compete in the 2009 USHL All-Star Game and earned postseason honors with a spot on the 2008-09 All-USHL Second Team.

Lake Superior State University is located in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and is a member of the CCHA. Three USHL alumni – all three former Lincoln Stars – were on the roster for the Lakers during the 2010-11 season; Daniel Barczuk (Lincoln Stars/Ohio Jr. Blue Jackets/Cedar Rapids RoughRiders, 2005-08), Matt Bruneteau (Lincoln Stars, 2008-10), and Brian Mahoney-Wilson (Lincoln Stars, 2005-06).

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