Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Mavs get Tri-City recruit

Minnesota State received a verbal commitment this week from Walker Duehr, a 6-foot-2, 190-pound right wing for the Tri-City Storm of the United States Hockey League.

Duehr, 18, a native of Sioux Falls, S.D., has six goals and 12 points in 14 games this season. He missed the first part of the season while rehabilitating an offseason knee surgery. He's described on the Storm's website as a "powerful, hard-skating forward with a wicked shot."

“He’s been through a lot and battled hard to get back,” Storm head coach and general manager Bill Muckalt said in a team press release. “Walker has made a real impact on our team. We’re looking forward to continue working with him to get ready for college hockey. He has a bright future.”

Duehr, who played for the Sioux City Musketeers last season, is cousins with Mavericks sophomore forward Zeb Knutson.

“It feels great to know the next step in my hockey career,” Duehr said in the release. “It’s nice to know I’ll have a home for four years.”

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