The Omaha Lancers announced that forward Anthony Hamburg has committed to play collegiate hockey at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and will join the Tigers beginning next season.
Hamburg has collected 25 points (8g, 17a) through 42 games this season, already setting USHL career highs in goals and points. The 20-year-old recently recorded his first multi-goal game in the League, putting up three points (2g, 1a) in the 7-0 win over Cedar Rapids on February 17th. The native of Phoenix, Arizona has played three seasons in the USHL and recorded 68 points (19g, 49a) and 107 penalty minutes in 127 career regular season games with the Lancers. He began last season at Colgate University before returning to the USHL and scored 21 points (6g, 15a) in 31 games with Omaha.
Hamburg was selected by the Minnesota Wild in the seventh round (193rd overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft and is one of 13 NHL draft picks in the USHL this season.
Four other current USHL players also committed to RIT – Woody Hudson (Indiana Ice), Andrew Miller (Chicago Steel), Bradley Shumway (Chicago Steel), and Alexander Kuqali (Sioux City Musketeers).
Rochester Institute of Technology is a member of the Atlantic Hockey conference and has six USHL alumni on the roster this season; Cameron Burt (Green Bay Gamblers), Ben Lynch (Lincoln Stars/Cedar Rapids RoughRiders), Shane Madolora (Omaha Lancers), Taylor McReynolds (Green Bay Gamblers), Chris Saracino (Green Bay Gamblers), and Jeff Smith (Tri-City Storm).
(Nathan can be reached at email@example.com)