It looks like Madison native Cody Strang's dream of playing in the WCHA still has legs. The Sixty Minutes blog was able to speak with Strang Tuesday night and he indicated to us that the rumors of him heading to Bemidji State next year were true. Strang told us that he will have to sit out one season and will join the Beavers for 2012.
Strang, who plays for the Youngstown Phantoms of the United States Hockey League was originally committed to the University of Wisconsin, his hometown team for the 2011 hockey season. Due to academics, Strang didn't qualify academically for the 2011 season, virtually ending his career with the Badgers before it started.
A standout at Madison Edgewood in high school, Strang won the 2009 Mr. Hockey Award. Currently one of the top forwards in the USHL, Strang was named to the 2011 USHL mid-season All-Star team. Strang's 14 goals and 20 assists for 34 points in 47 games rank him second on the Phantoms in points this season. His +19 plus/minus rating is tied for sixth in the USHL.
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