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The Tri-City Storm announced Filip Forsmark‘s commitment to Merrimack on its website Monday. In the release, Forsmark and Tri-City head coach Anthony Noreen, who is a former head coach of the Youngstown Phantoms, commented on his commitment. Noreen, ironically, took over for Merrimack associate head coach Curtis Carr when he left the Phantoms for Merrimack in 2011.

“I went on a visit to Merrimack and really liked everything about it,” Forsmark said. “After seeing the school, the rink, and meeting the coaching staff I knew it would be a great fit for me. It’s been nice to come back to Tri-City this season with a year’s experience playing in the USHL, the team is doing really well, and it’s fun right now.”

Added Noreen, “Filip’s college commitment is well deserved. He’s been one of those players who brings it every day, since the first day he stepped on the ice for us last season. He is someone who has consistently done what we’ve asked, consistently performed, he’s a real good player and is going to have a great college career. I’m excited for him, excited for Merrimack, and think that’s going to be a great fit.”

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