The Bemidji State men’s hockey team has received a verbal commitment from Edmonton native Markus Gerbandt for the 2012-13 season according to a press release Friday from the Alberta Junior Hockey League.
The 20-year-old forward has 29 goals and 28 assists in 52 games this year for the Fort McMurray Oil Barons. He has 82 goals and 102 assists for 184 points in 194 career games spanning three years with Fort McMurray.
Here’s a highlight video of Gerbrandt scoring a hat trick in a 7-4 win over Calgary last October. You can skip directly to his goals by going to the 1:02, 1:20 and 4:15 marks. He scored his first two goals in the span of 23 seconds.
Known Bemidji State prospect list (subject to change).
-Graeme McCormack (D, Nanaimo, BCHL), Signed NLI.
-Brad Robbins (F, Sioux City, USHL), verbal commitment.
-Brady Riesgraf (D, Coulee Region, NAHL), verbal commitment.
-Cory Ward (F, Aberdeen, NAHL), verbal commitment.
-Markus Gerbrandt (F, Fort McMurray, AJHL), verbal commitment.
-Corey Petrash (F, Winnipeg Saints, MJHL), verbal commitment.
-Bob Kinne (F, Lincoln, USHL), verbal commitment.
-Brendan Harms (F, Portage Terriers, MJHL), verbal commitment.
-Carter Struthers (D, Weyburn Red Wings, SJHL), verbal commitment.