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USHL Alumni Playing In Olympics

By USHL, 02/07/18, 8:00PM CST


Two Lancers Alumni get ready for Olympic Games

17 USHL alumni across seven nations will compete in the Men’s Ice Hockey Tournament at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. Eight members of the United States Olympic team previously played in the USHL, including three who are currently playing college hockey.

Lancers alumni William Borgen and Ryan Donato will represent the red, white and blue at the 2018 Olympic Games.

William Borgen (1996), a Moorhead, MN, native played in 18 games for the Lancers during the 2014-15 season. While with Omaha, Borgen, tallied 6 points. The Defenseman is currently in his third season with St. Cloud State University and has a total of 96 games played with a total of 38 points and a +31 rating. Borgen was drafted in the fourth round 95th overall by the Buffalo Sabers in the 2015 NHL draft. Borgen has also been named to the NCAA (NCHC) All-Rookie Team, NCAA (NCHC) Champion and U20 WJC Bronze Medal in the 2015-16 season.

Ryan Donato (1996), a Scituate, MA, native played in 8 games for the Lancers with Borgen in the 2014-15 season. Donato totaled 10 points in the 8 games he played. Ryan is in his third season at Harvard University and has played in 91 games and has tallied 92 points. The Forward was drafted in the second round, 56th overall by the Boston Bruins. Donato has numerous amounts of career highlights including: USHS All-USA Hockey First Team (2014-15), U20 WJC Bronze Medal (2015-16), NCAA (ECAC) All-Tournament Team, NCAA (ECAC) Champion, NCAA (ECAC) Second All-Star Team, NCAA All-Ivy League First Team and NCAA Ivy-League Player of the Year (2016-17).


Here is the complete list of USHL Alumni:

United States: Brian O’Neill (Chicago Steel), Chad Billins (Waterloo Black Hawks), John McCarthy (Des Moines Buccaneers), Troy Terry (Team USA), Jordan Greenway (Team USA), Garrett Roe (Indiana Ice), William Borgen (Omaha Lancers) and Ryan Donato (Omaha Lancers)

Czech Republic: Jiri Sekac (Youngstown Phantoms) and Milan Gulas (Indiana Ice)

Finland: Eeli Tolvanen (Sioux City Musketeers)

Korea: Matt Dalton (Des Moines Buccaneers) and Mike Testwuide (Waterloo Black Hawks)

Norway: Ludvig Hoff (Lincoln Stars)

Slovakia: Milos Bubela (Dubuque Fighting Saints) and Matej Paulovic (Muskegon Lumberjacks)

Slovenia: Luka Vidmar (Chicago Steel)

The opening game for the U.S. men is set for Feb. 14 against Slovenia. For more information on the U.S. Olympic teams, click here.


What's Next:

Lancers: Face the Dubuque Fighting Saints Friday, February 9th at Ralston Arena (7:05 p.m. CT; News Talk 1290 AM, Hockey TV)

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