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Bucs DeSalvo Commits to Bowling Green

Thursday May 19, 2011

Des Moines Buccaneers forward Dan DeSalvo. (photo by Bryce Loshman)

The Des Moines Buccaneers announced that forward Dan DeSalvo has committed to play collegiate hockey at Bowling Green State University beginning this fall.

DeSalvo led the Bucs in scoring this season with 42 points (14g, 28a) while playing in 58 games.  His 28 assists tied for the team lead and were second on the team with seven power play goals.  Playing in his first USHL season, DeSalvo scored his first goal in the third game of the season - October 15th vs. Dubuque.  The 19-year-old from Rolling Meadows, Illinois closed out his USHL career with six points (3g, 3a) over his last two games of the season, including a career night of four points (2g, 2a) in the 7-0 win vs. Youngstown on April 5th

DeSalvo will be joined at Bowling Green by two of his Bucs teammates - forwards Connor Kucera and Dajon Mingo - who also committed to the school.  Three other USHL players are also committed to play collegiate hockey at BGSU; Ryan Carpenter (Sioux City Musketeers), Marcus Perrier (Sioux Falls Stampede), and Adam Berkle (Youngstown Phantoms).

The Bowling Green Falcons are a member of the CCHA and had 15 USHL alumni on the roster during the 2010-11 season; Mike Fink (Des Moines/Waterloo), Max Grover (Sioux Falls Stampede), Andrew Krelove (Des Moines Buccaneers), Brett Mohler (Tri-City Storm), Mike Montrose (Tri-City/Waterloo), Nathan Pageau (Sioux City Musketeers), Ryan Peltoma (Tri-City Storm), Marc Rodriguez (Sioux Falls Stampede), Ian Ruel (Omaha Lancers/Indiana Ice), Jordan Samuels-Thomas (Waterloo Black Hawks), Robert Shea (Green Bay Gamblers), Jake Sloat (Omaha Lancers), David Solway (Sioux Falls Stampede), Brennan Vargas (Tri-City Storm), and Camden Wojtala (Omaha Lancers).

USHL stats - Dan DeSalvo


Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its ninth season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2010-11.  With over 250 players from this season already committed to NCAA Division I schools and 18 NHL Entry Draft picks that were on League rosters this season, the USHL is the nation's foremost producer of junior hockey talent.  For more information, visit us on the web at www.USHL.com.

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