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UMD men's hockey: Youngstown's Bettens commits to Bulldogs

20-year-old forward from Winnipeg, Manitoba, will join UMD next season.

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Kyle Bettens, a 20-year-old forward from Winnipeg, Manitoba, who is playing in the United States Hockey League, verbally committed to play for Minnesota Duluth this week.

Playing his second season in the USHL, Bettens has three goals and two assists through 11 games this season with the Youngstown Phantoms. He posted nine goals and 20 assists in 52 games last season in the USHL with the Omaha Lancers.

Prior to the USHL, Bettens played two seasons in the Manitoba Junior Hockey League with the Steinbach Pistons, where he scored 19 goals and 41 assists in 53 games in 2019-20.

Bettens, at 6-foot-3, 215-pounds, is the second recruit to announce his commitment to UMD this week following Wayzata senior forward Gavin O’Connell .

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