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St. Cloud forward Strand makes NCAA DI commitment

April 7, 2022

The St. Cloud Norsemen of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that forward and Minnesota's Mr. Hockey Max Strand has announced his NCAA Division I commitment to the University of Vermont in Hockey East.

Strand, 18, has played in 21 games for the Norsemen in the last two seasons, scoring 18 points.

The 5’10/175 lbs. native of Roseau, MN, joined the current Norsemen roster at the completion of a tremendous senior season at Roseau High School. Stand put up 78 points in 27 games for the Rams, scoring 36 goals and adding 42 assists.

In 13 games with the Norsemen in the NAHL this season, Strand has put up 13 points on 5 goals and 8 assists and is skating on St. Cloud's top line and on the power play.

"I am extremely excited and honored to announce my commitment to play Division I hockey and continue my education at the University of Vermont," said Strand.

"I'd like to thank God, my family, friends and coaches that have helped me along the way."

Strand's commitment marks the seventh NCAA Division I commitment on the active roster, along with Brandon Lajoie (Alaska-Anchorage), Blake Mesenburg (Miami), Evan Murr (Minnesota State), Ryan O’Neill (Univ. of St. Thomas), John Opilka (St. Cloud State) and Blake Perbix (Northern Michigan).

Click here for an updated NAHL to NCAA commitment list

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