Two Force Selected to Team USA Roster

November 16, 2022 - United States Hockey League (USHL) - Fargo Force News Release

FARGO, ND - The Fargo Force are excited to announce that Defenseman, Joe Palodichuk and Forward, Cole Knuble have been selected to the 2022 U.S. Junior Select Team that will compete at the World Junior A Challenge in Ontario, Canada from December 11-18.

Knuble and Palodichuk are key components to the Force jumping out to a 9-3-2 record, which is tied for 1st place in the Western Conference. They log a lot of ice time and are both Alternate Captains.

Knuble currently leads the Force in points with 10 goals and 8 assists for 18 total points in just 14 games played. His team leading 1.29PPG average includes 4 powerplay goals, 2 game winners, and he is 5th in the league in overall scoring (tied for 2nd in total goals scored).

Palodichuk leads all Force defensemen in scoring with 10 total points (1G-9A). He is a key figure in all aspects, playing an important role in the Force powerplay and penalty kill as well as 5 on 5. Palodichuk ranks in the top 10 in scoring for all USHL defensemen and is 2nd on the Force in total assists.

"As a coaching staff and organization, we couldn't be prouder of Cole and Joe on their selection to represent our country at the Junior A Challenge," commented Force Head Coach Nick Oliver. "They've earned this opportunity through their performance, leadership and continued development during the first few months of the season. USA Hockey is getting two outstanding people to represent them as they push for a Gold Medal in December."

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