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Forum staff reports, Published April 24 2012

Forward verbally commits to UND

GRAND FORKS – The University of North Dakota men’s hockey team played much of the 2011-12 season without enough forwards to fill out a full lineup.

It appears the Sioux are determined to not let that happen again.

UND added to its forward depth this week, receiving a verbal commitment from Saskatchewan native Coltyn Sanderson, who was the fourth-leading scorer in the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League last season.

The 6-foot-2, 185-pound forward had 32 goals and 81 points in 57 games while skating for the Weyburn Red Wings, who lost in the SJHL finals.

“He’s one of the best captains we’ve had here and I’ve been here for 38 years,” Weyburn coach Dwight McMillan said. “He’s a hard-working young man. He never quits, no matter what the score is. He plays injured. He has great speed and he has the ability to make plays.”