Thursday, January 3, 2008

Mavs land local recruit

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.

1 comment:

hockey4life said...

Corey is not the first mankato kid to play D1 hockey. jennifer gorny was. when she was a senior, there was nothing in the papers about her going to play for the mavs. do people not care about the womens d1 program? Every one now thinks that Corey is the first kid from mankato to do this when jennifer put the maverick jersey on before anyone else.