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Ryan Beck Commits to Colorado College

January 17, 2022 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Dubuque Fighting Saints News Release

DUBUQUE, Iowa - Dubuque Fighting Saints forward Ryan Beck has committed to Colorado College. The second-year Fighting Saint has emerged as one of the league's premier talents and top targets, and he is set to join a Tigers club that competes in the hyper-competitive NCHC.

Beck, 19, as of January 17, ranks tied for the 11th-most points in the league (32), and the sixth-most assists (25). Among his high-flying offensive contemporaries on the Fighting Saints, he holds the third-most points. In 79 USHL games, he has scored 60 points (12-48-60), and is a career +20.

The Dubuque Fighting Saints selected Beck in the 15th round of the USHL Draft (Phase II). Since then, he was a ranked skater in the 2020 NHL Draft, participated in the 2020 BioSteel All-American Game, and was named USHL Forward of the Week once during the 2021-22 season. Beck has proved to be a consistent performer, with points in 21 of 29 games so far this season.

Beck, on committing to Colorado College: It was a very comfortable fit. It already felt like a second home. The relationships I built with the coaches in a very short period of time made my decision a lot easier. I felt wanted at CC. They kept in touch with me throughout the entire process and were very genuine people I could see surrounding myself with the next step of my career. The staff has so much hockey knowledge that I can gain and experience they can pass down to me and help me develop not only in college but for the next level as well.

GM Kalle Larsson: Ryan's skill and playmaking ability made him an attractive target for several schools. We are excited for him and his family for committing to Colorado College.

Head coach Greg Brown: Ryan caught the eye of several college coaches this season with his strong play. He visited a few schools and decided that Colorado College is the best fit for him. We are very happy for Ryan that he will continue his education and his hockey career at CC.

Beck joins fellow Fighting Saint Max Burkholder as a Colorado College commit. The Tigers are led by first-year head coach Kris Mayotte, who was an assistant coach for Providence College's national championship victory in 2015. They are currently playing in the brand-new Ed Robson Arena, which was just completed for the 2021-22 season.

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