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Recruits: Michael Kesselring Will Make USHL Debut Saturday Night

Merrimack recruit Michael Kesselring will make his USHL debut for the Des Moines Buccaneers on Saturday night.

Kesselring, who currently projected as a third-round pick in this summer’s NHL Draft, finished his season with New Hampton Prep last weekend. In 32 games, the 6-foot-4 defenseman had 10 goals and 22 assists (32 points).

Kesselring, 18, was drafted in the 11th round by the Buccaneers in last summer’s USHL Entry Draft; he’s currently ranked No. 55 by NHL Central Scouting for this upcoming NHL Draft.

Des Moines is on the road against the Youngstown Phantoms tonight, meaning Kesselring, who will wear No. 2 for the Buccaneers, will go up against fellow Merrimack recruits Chase Gresock and Liam Dennison.

Mike McMahon is in his 12th year covering Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report. Mike also serves on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN

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2018-19 Men’s Hockey Schedule

October
5 - vs. Lake Superior State (7pm)
6 - vs. Lake Superior State (7pm)
27 - vs. UMass (Homecoming) (7pm)

December
28 - vs. Denver (7pm)
31 - vs. Colorado College (4pm)

February
22 - @ UMass Lowell
23 - vs. UMass Lowell

Date Undetermined
TBD - @ Bentley
TBD - vs. Holy Cross

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