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Francis Commits to University of Minnesota-Duluth

By RoughRiders Staff, 10/03/18, 1:15PM CDT


For Immediate Release: October 3, 2018

The RoughRiders would like to announce Will Francis has verbally committed to the University of Minnesota-Duluth. He announced his decision to play for the 2018 NCAA Division I Men’s Hockey National Champions, on Twitter:

“I am beyond excited and proud to announce my commitment to the University of Minnesota-Duluth!” Francis tweeted. “I want to thank everybody who has helped me along the way!”

Francis was selected by the RoughRiders in the 4th Round of the 2018 Phase 2 Draft. Last season, he played for Centennial High School (MN) where he totaled 10 goals and 25 assists in 28 games.

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