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Chase McLane announces commitment to Penn State

Posted 310 days ago ago by Kendall Grayson

Kearney, NE. – Tri-City Storm forward Chase McLane has announced a commitment to play college hockey at Penn State University. McLane was drafted 27th overall in the 2nd round of the 2016 USHL Phase I draft, and skated in forty eight games with the Storm during the 2017-2018 season.


Chase McLane, 18, of Trenton, Michigan spent last season with the Storm, after being acquired in a trade with the Lincoln Stars on October 4th. McLane provided the Tri-City offense with nine assists and scored his lone goal of the season in the Storm’s 6-3 loss to Fargo on February 10th. Prior to his time in the USHL, McLane played for both the Compuware and Little Caesars programs of the HPHL. He has also skated for USA Hockey’s Selects teams at the U15, U16, and U17 levels.


“After visiting Penn State in August, I absolutely fell in love with the place, and knew immediately that it was right for me. Coach Gadowsky and his staff are unbelievable, and the facilities at Penn State are top notch. Knowing that my teammate Connor McMenamin was going there too, was an added plus. I’d like to thank my parents, grandparents, teammates, friends and family, for their sacrifices to help me get to where I am. ”- Forward Chase McLane


“Chase embodies everything we want from someone in our organization. He’s a talented hockey player, and a kid who does things right every day. He works hard, he’s a great teammate, he’s a tremendous asset to the Storm, and he will also be a tremendous asset for Penn State. It’s a great fit for him, Penn State is a prestigious university with a program that’s still growing, and Chase will be a tremendous player who will help them continue to grow. ” –GM/Head Coach Anthony Noreen


The Penn State Nittany Lions men’s hockey team has qualified for the NCAA Tournament in back to back year’s, and was ranked #1 nationally for the first time in program history during the 2016-2017 season. In March 2017, Penn State captured its first Big Ten title by defeating Wisconsin 2-1 in double overtime in the 2017 Big Ten Hockey Tournament’s Championship game. The Nittany Lions open the 2018-2019 season against the Clarkson Golden Knights on October 11th at the Pegula Ice Arena in University Park, PA.  

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