Sioux Falls Stampede forward Logan O’Connor has committed to play collegiate hockey at the University of Denver following his USHL career.
O’Connor is playing his first season in the USHL and has appeared in all 12 games for the Stampede. He recorded his first USHL point, an assist, in his USHL debut on September 21st during a 6-4 win over the Des Moines Buccaneers. It is the first season with the Stampede for the 17-year-old after being selected in Phase Two of the 2013 USHL Draft. The Calgary, Alberta native played for the Calgary Royals AAA program prior to coming to the USHL.
Three other current USHL players are committed to the University of Denver, including Dylan Gambrell (Dubuque Fighting Saints), Garrett Gamez (Tri-City Storm), and Jared Fiegl (Team USA).
The University of Denver Pioneers are a member of the newly-formed National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) and are led by first-year head coach Jim Montgomery who spent the previous three seasons coaching the Dubuque Fighting Saints. A total of 16 USHL alumni are on the roster for the Pioneers this season; Garrett Allen (Des Moines/Chicago/Fargo), Grant Arnold (Green Bay Gamblers), Will Butcher (Team USA), Josiah Didier (Cedar Rapids RoughRiders), Daniel Doremus (Sioux Falls Stampede), Brad Hawkinson (Lincoln Stars), Evan Janssen (Dubuque Fighting Saints), Zac Larraza (Team USA), Ty Loney (Youngstown Phantoms), David Makowski (Green Bay Gamblers), Trevor Moore (Tri-City Storm), Emil Romig (Indiana Ice), Quentin Shore (Team USA), Matt Tabrum (Omaha/Sioux Falls), Matt Van Voorhis (Sioux Falls Stampede), and Nolan Zajac (Omaha/Cedar Rapids).
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