The Sioux Falls Stampede are proud to announce that forward Logan O’Connor has committed to the University of Denver for the 2015-16 season. He becomes the 12th Stampede player to commit to a Division I program this season. Former Stampede forward Matt Tabrum and defenseman Matt Van Voorhis are currently skating with the Pioneers.
A native of Calgary, Alberta, O’Connor was selected by the Stampede in the 13th round of the 2013 Phase 2 USHL Draft. Last season, O’Connor skated with the Calgary Royals Midget AAA team. He recorded 23 points (7g, 16a) in 34 games with the Royals while leading them into the playoffs where he posted four points (1g, 3a) in five games.
The winger has recorded one assist while appearing in all 12 Stampede games so far this season. In the pre-season, O’Connor tallied three points (2g, 1a) in five games.
The Pioneers are members of the new National Collegiate Hockey Conference (NCHC) and are coached by former Dubuque Fighting Saints head coach, Jim Montgomery. They are 3-3-0 on the season and host Nebraska-Omaha this weekend.
O’Connor and the Stampede return to action tomorrow night when they travel to Youngstown, Ohio to face the Phantoms in the first of two on the weekend. Game times are 6:05 PM each night and both games can be heard on KELO News Talk 1320-AM, 107.9-FM and online at www.kelo.com. The Herd return home to the Sioux Falls Arena on Saturday, November 9th when they host Sioux City at 7:05 PM. Tickets are available through the Sioux Falls Arena box office or any Ticketmaster location.