The Omaha Lancers announced that forward Casey Bailey has committed to play college hockey at Penn State University beginning next season.
Bailey, who turned 20 last week, scored his first career USHL goal on Saturday. The previous night, he converted on his shootout attempt in the 3-2 shootout win vs. Sioux Falls. The 6-3, 195-pound native of Anchorage, Alaska recorded an assist in his first USHL game, a 3-1 loss to Waterloo on September 30th. Bailey joined the Lancers this season after being selected in the fourth round of the 2011 USHL Entry Draft.
Five other current USHL players are committed to play hockey at Penn State, which officially begins as a Division I program next season; Connor Varley (Des Moines Buccaneers), Mark Yanis (Muskegon Lumberjacks), Matt Skoff (Sioux City Musketeers), Kenny Brooks (Tri-City Storm), and Eamon McAdam (Waterloo Black Hawks).
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