Tambellini Commits To UND

Who says this week is just reserved for football recruiting?

UND has garnered a second verbal commitment today — Vernon Vipers forward Adam Tambellini says he’s headed to UND in either 2012 or 2013.

Tambellini is the son of Edmonton Oilers GM Steve Tambellini and the brother of former Michigan star Jeff Tambellini.

He chose UND over Minnesota, Michigan, Penn State and Portland of the WHL.

Tambellini made his official visit during UND’s 2-1 win over Minnesota in Ralph Englestad Arena.

“He’s a high-end, offensively talented player,” Vernon coach Jason Williamson said. “He can get the puck in the back of the net. He was heavily recruited. He could have picked wherever he wanted to go.”

Tambellini gained notoriety last year, leading his team to the championship at the Mac’s midget tournament. He scored all of his team’s goals in a 3-2 victory in the championship.

13 Responses

  1. Kroger

    Are either Chyzyk or Tambellini projected to be high picks in this year’s draft?

    Either way, I am very, very excited about our newcomers!

  2. AS


    Adam’s birthday is November 1, 1994. Wouldn’t that make him a senior next year? Or did he accelerate already?

    1. Sara

      Schooling is a little different in Canada as far as ages go, if I recall correctly, so he could very well be finishing high school this year.

  3. Jeff

    Brad, do you get tired of answering questions that were already answered in the blog or in responses you’ve already made?

  4. jt68

    good news, but again, don’t get excited til they don the kelly green and white… maybe his rights will be traded to the team his uncle coaches

  5. GoSioux

    I hope they switch the rule soon- I mean, what are we teaching these kids?! I was raised that when you made a commitment to something, you followed through. These kids that commit to come than back out that’s just wrong in my eyes and it goes beyond hockey. If you commit, you should have to follow through and come for at least one year. We should be teaching these young men-many who will never make it to the NHL that a commitment is a commitment. This will make them better men in the future and will help their careers, both in hockey and away.

  6. GoSiouxGo

    I’m just glad anytime we beat out Minnie in a recruiting race! I doubt he’s as highly coveted but it always makes me think about that young man by the name of Parise.

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