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Rydstrom Commits to UPEI

By Isaac Berky, 06/26/17, 2:15PM CDT


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Ralston, NE –Former Lancers captain Filip Rydstrom committed to attend the University of Prince Edward Island (Canada) the forward announced on Monday morning.

Rydstrom, 20, led the team with 34 points in his first season in the USHL. The captain joined the Lancers after spending the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons with the Charlottetown Islanders in the QMJHL. In 118 games with the Islanders the Vallentuna, Sweden native notched 67 points (29g, 38a). Rydstrom played two games with the Indy Fuel (ECHL) at the conclusion of the 2016-17 season, recording a pair of assists.

"This is a great opportunity for me moving forward in hockey and life,” said the former Omaha captain. “I played in PEI for two years during my junior career, and I loved my time there. I’m looking forward to going back.”

UPEI is a member of the Atlantic University Sport Conference of Canada’s U Sports (formerly CIS-Canadian Interscholastic Sport), the governing body for Canadian collegiate athletics.

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