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Minot forward McGrath makes NCAA commitment

July 25, 2022

The Minot Minotauros of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that forward Connor McGrath has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

McGrath, 21, just completed his third and final season of playing junior hockey in the NAHL, which was spent with three different NAHL organizations.

The 6’1/185 lbs. native of Chicago, IL, began the 2021-22 season with the El Paso Rhinos, recording three points in 11 regular season games. In late October, he was traded to Minot, where he flourished with a career-high 30 points in 38 regular season games.

McGrath began his NAHL career during the 2019-20 season with the Chippewa Steel after playing high school hockey in Michigan for Cranbrook Kingswood School and AAA hockey for the Little Caesars 18U team.

In 26 games during his rookie campaign, he recorded 18 points. During the 2020-21 season, McGrath appeared in 40 games with the Steel and recorded nine points.

Overall in 115 career NAHL games, McGrath totaled 60 points in the three years.

UW-River Falls, which is located 30 minutes from the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, plays in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) and are 19-time WIAC Champions. The three-time NCAA National Champions play their home games out of the brand new 65-million-dollar W.H. Hunt Arena, located directly on campus.

Click here for an updated NAHL to NCAA commitment list

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