The Dubuque Fighting Saints announced that forward T.J. Moor has committed to play collegiate hockey at Clarkson University next season.
“The coaches at Clarkson showed how much they wanted me,” Moor said. “They were very consistent, and helped me out through the NCAA process. Coach Montgomery told me good things about their coaching staff, too. I think is going to be a great time and a great life experience.”
Moor is currently tied for third on the Saints in scoring with 21 points (7g, 14a) while appearing in all 29 games this season. It already surpasses his point total from his first USHL season when he collected 20 points (7g, 13a) in 53 games for the Saints in 2010-11. The 20-year-old from Lake St. Louis, Missouri was a key member for the Saints during their Clark Cup title run last spring, putting up four points (1g, 3a) in 11 playoff games
“The Dubuque Fighting Saints are really happy for TJ Moor,” said Jim Montgomery, Dubuque Fighting Saints head coach and general manager. “We believe that we give players opportunities and tools to be able to reach their lifetime goals. T.J. is the perfect example of what we want in a Fighting Saint. He went out and earned everything that he got, and we’re glad that he’s going to be able to a student-athlete at a Division 1 school on a scholarship for four years.”
Sioux City Musketeers forward Jordan Boucher-Gould is another current USHL player committed to Clarkson University. The school is a member of the ECAC and has five USHL alumni on the roster this season; Andrew Himelson (Des Moines Buccaneers), Adam Pawlick (Sioux City Musketeers), Matt Zarbo (Tri-City/Sioux Falls), Joe Zarbo (Tri-City/Sioux Falls), and Mitch Zion (Sioux City Musketeers).
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