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Lumberjacks Stoever and Strinden announce NCAA commitment

By Scott Bradford, 10/12/20, 2:45PM EDT


MUSKEGON, MI- Lumberjacks Christian Stoever and Benjamin Strinden have announced their college commitments.

Stoever, a goaltender acquired by Muskegon in the 2020 USHL dispersal draft, announced that he will be playing his NCAA hockey at Bowling Green State University.

“I’m proud to announce my commitment to BGSU,” Stoever said via twitter. “Thank you to my family, teammates and coaches who helped along the way.”

Stoever is a two-year USHL veteran who has played for Des Moines, Cedar Rapids, Youngstown and Madison. Last year, Stoever posted a 12-18-5 record, 3.38 GAA, and .912 SV% in 37 games. 

Strinden, a forward who was drafted by the Jacks in the 2020 USHL draft, announced his commitment to the University of North Dakota. 

“Extremely blessed and excited to announce my commitment to the University of North Dakota,” said Strinden via twitter. “It’s a dream come true and I want to thank God, my family, and everyone else who has helped along the way.”

“I chose UND because of the culture they have there, and also because of my family’s history there,” said Strinden. “Both my parents went to UND and my grandpa was a very important piece in building the rink there. I have grown up with season tickets in a suite at ‘The Ralph’ and it’s been my dream to play there ever since I started playing hockey.”

Strinden played for Northstar Christian Academy last year, and the 2002 birthyear is likely to make his Lumberjacks debut in the 2020-2021 preseason, which kicks off this weekend with a home-and-home series against Team USA.


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