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Furne Commits To Michigan Tech

February 10, 2010 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Green Bay Gamblers News Release

(Green Bay, WI) The Green Bay Gamblers of the United States Hockey League (USHL) are proud to announce that forward Ryan Furne has committed to Michigan Tech of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. Furne becomes the second Gambler in less than a week to commit to Michigan Tech joining team captain Patrick McCadden. Furne will arrive on campus in the fall of 2010.

Furne has appeared in all 41 games this season, registering 16 goals, 17 assists and a plus/minus rating of +23. The Oakdale, Minnesota native was a member of the 2009 Anderson Cup championship team in Green Bay. During his rookie campaign in 2008-09, Furne registered 22 goals and 24 assists in 59 games. Furne also had a great showing in the Clark Cup playoffs, compiling four goals and four assists in eight games.

Furne becomes the 14th Gambler on the 2009-10 squad to commit to a NCAA Division 1 institution. Others include forwards Chris Crane (Ohio State), David Gerths (Notre Dame), Alex Kubiak (Yale), Anders Lee (Notre Dame) Sean Little (Wisconsin), Patrick McCadden (Michigan Tech), Reed Seckel (Northern Michigan), defensemen Scott Czarnowczan (Ferris State) Aaron Harstad (Colorado College), Max Hartner (Air Force), Brian O'Rourke (Nebraska-Omaha), Nick Jensen (St. Cloud State) and David Makowski (Denver).

Furne is the 21st player off the 2008-09 Gamblers team to commit to either a NCAA Division 1 institution or sign a professional contract.

Gamblers on the B2 on Friday

Check out the Green Bay Gamblers versus the Sioux City Musketeers game live on the B2 Network on Friday, February 12 at the Bay City Smokehouse. Puck drops at 7:05 PM. The Bay City Smokehouse is located in the Best Western Midway hotel, just a slapshot away from the Resch Center.

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