Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Stars forward Luke Johnson commits to UND

Thanks to the blog reader who brought this news to my attention.  I appreciate it!

According to this article, future Lincoln Stars forward Luke Johnson has committed to play collegiate hockey for the University of North Dakota after his junior hockey career.  Luke, the son of former Stars head coach Steve Johnson, and nephew to current Stars coach Chad Johnson, will start at UND for the 2013-14 season.

Here's an excerpt from the article linked above, by Brad Elliott Schlossman of the Grand Forks Herald:

Luke was born in Grand Forks but moved away at a young age as his father coached in the United States Hockey League. He moved back to the town as a seventh-grader.

As an eighth-grader, he finished fourth in scoring on a state champion Red River team with 26 points in 27 games. As a freshman, he tallied 46 points in 27 games for the state champion Knights.

Last season, Johnson had 42 points in 25 games for Central. He will play his junior and senior years with the Lincoln Stars in the USHL — a team coached by his uncle, Chad.

“It should be pretty exciting,” Luke said. “Growing up there, it was a lot of fun being around the team and everything. It should be a lot of fun going back there.”

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