The Mavericks got a verbal commitment from Mankato West senior forward Corey Leivermann, the player said Thursday. Leivermann is Minnesota's second-leading scorer behind linemate Ricky Litchfield.
Leivermann, who said he will play a year or two of junior hockey before joining the Mavericks, aims to be the first player who grew up in the Mankato hockey system to play for MSU.
After committing to the Mavericks, Leivermann scored two goals -- including a short-handed game-winner -- and two assists in the Scarlets' 8-1 win over Faribault. Word spread fast around All Seasons Arena. After the shorty, the West student section began chanting, "He's a Maverick," over and over.
You can read more about Leivermann in Friday's edition of The Free Press.