The Fargo Force have picked up forward Austin Ortega in a trade with
the Indiana Ice Tuesday afternoon. In trade, the Force gave draft picks
for the 2013 USHL Drafts and future considerations.
Ortega hails from Escondido, CA and has played in 44 games so far
this year for the Ice posting 42 points with 24 goals and 18 assists. He
currently sits 12th overall in scoring in the USHL right
behind current forwards Brendan Harms (44 points) and Dominic Toninato
(43 points) and third overall in goals scored with 24. The forward is
committed to play college hockey at the University of Nebraska-Omaha
beginning in the fall of 2013.
Ortega played youth hockey for the Colorado Thunderbirds, which is
the same team that Fargo Force draft pick Mikey Eyssimont (selected in
the 7th round of the 2012 USHL Entry Draft) currently plays
for. Eyssimont leads the Thunderbirds in scoring with 85 points in 38
(Nathan can be reached at email@example.com)