Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Guentzel Commits

Thanks to Travis for bringing this to my attention.

Sioux Falls, SD—The Sioux Falls Stampede also announced today that defenseman Gabe Guentzel (Gen-zull) has committed to Colorado College for the upcoming 2008-09 season. A second round draft pick of the Stampede during the 2007 USHL Draft, Guentzel posted 24 points (6g, 22a) and was a plus-2 in 60 games with the Herd this past season. All four of Guentzel’s goal came on the powerplay.

Prior to joining the Stampede, the Woodbury, MN native recorded 30 points (6g, 24a) in 72 games with the Southern Minnesota Express of the North American Hockey League (NAHL).

Guentzel becomes the 10th Stampede player to commit to a Division I program this season. While at Colorado College, Guentzel will join former Stampede players Nate Prosser, Matt Overman, and Cody Lampl.

The Tigers are members of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) and are coming off a 28-12-1 season in which they claimed the WCHA regular season championship and a trip to the NCAA tournament. Colorado College is located in Colorado Springs, CO.

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