UND has received a verbal commitment from Devils Lake defenseman Keaton Thompson, who will play for the U.S. Under 17 team.
Meanwhile, his teammate for the next two years, East Grand Forks defenseman Gage Ausmus, has given a verbal commitment to the University of Denver.
Thompson is an offensive defenseman who is starting to accelerate his education, so he could come in 2013 if he’s ready. He just finished his freshman year of high school.
Ausmus, a shutdown defenseman, could go to Denver in 2013. He’s a grade older than Thompson in school.