Lincoln Stars official Twitter account, forward Matt Friese has accepted a scholarship to play hockey at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks, starting the fall of 2012. Friese is a native of Wasilla, AK, so he'll be playing close to home next season. Click here to read the tweet.
Through 36 games for the Stars this season, Friese has scored 20 points (7g, 13a), and is +11. Matt got off to a bit of a slow start for the Stars this season, but has since turned it on and is racking up the points. Lately he's been playing on the same like with fellow Alaskan Jared Hanson, and those two have been clicking extremely well together. In my opinion, Friese the fastest skater on the team and uses his speed to his advantage.
Back in 2010, Friese originally committed to the University of Alaska-Anchorage but then later de-committed. Matt was originally drafted by the USHL Tri-City Storm, but was later traded to the Chicago Steel. After 10 games with the Steel last season, Friese went back to Alaska to play for the Alaska Avalanche of the NAHL. After a solid season with the Avalanche in 2010-11, the Lincoln Stars selected Friese in the fifth round of the 2011 USHL Entry Draft.
Congrats once again to Matt! Very well deserved.
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