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Archibald chooses UNO

By Loren Nelson, Editor, 02/01/11, 2:30PM CST

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Brainerd senior, one of state's scoring leaders, commits to Nebraska-Omaha


Josh Archibald

Brainerd forward Josh Archibald, a senior who has ranked among the state’s scoring leaders all season, has committed to play at the University of Nebraska-Omaha.

The 5-foot-10, 170-pound Archibald made the verbal commitment to accept a scholarship offer from the Mavericks on Wednesday, Jan. 26.

Archibald ranked seventh in the state with 55 points (21 goals, 34 assists) through Monday, Jan. 31. He turned down scholarship offers from Bowling Green, the University of Minnesota-Duluth and Northern Michigan.

Archibald also made unofficial visits to Bemidji State and the University of North Dakota. Jim Archibald, Josh’s father and Brainerd’s head boys hockey coach, played four seasons at North Dakota.

“I did not get involved at all other than sitting down with Josh, and we talked about the pros and cons of each place that showed interest him,” said Jim Archibald, who played for the Fighting Sioux when Nebraska-Omaha head coach Dean Blais was an assistant coach in the UND program. “We wanted him to make the final decision because we want him going somewhere where he feels comfortable.”

Josh Archibald scored 15 points (eight goals, seven assists) in 21 games for Team North during the Upper Midwest High School Elite Hockey League’s regular season and was selected to play for the Elite League’s Minnesota Red team in the Bauer National Invitational Tournament.

Archibald is expected to play for the Mavericks beginning next season.

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2010-11 Minnesota High School Division I Recruits

Name High School Year Pos. College Verbal Commit
Josh Archibald Brainerd Senior F Nebraska-Omaha Yes
Tim Bonner Osseo Senior F Yale Yes
Jonny Brodzinski Blaine Senior F St. Cloud State Yes
Ryan Bullock Blake Senior D Dartmouth Yes
Tony Cameranesi Wayzata Senior F Minnesota-Duluth Yes
Patrick Daly Benilde-St. Margaret's Senior D Wisconsin Yes
Max Everson Edina Senior D Harvard Yes
Steven Fogarty Edina Senior F Notre Dame Yes
Tyler Heinonen Delano Senior F Michigan Tech Yes
Garrett Hendrickson Virginia Senior F St. Cloud State Yes
Adam Johnson Hibbing Sophomore F Minnesota-Duluth Yes
Bob Kinne Cretin-Derham Hall Senior F Bemidji State Yes
Joseph LaBate Holy Angels Senior F Wisconsin Yes
Ross Luedtke Orono Senior F Air Force Academy Yes
Alex Lyon Lake of the Woods Senior G Yale Yes
Justin Kloos Lakeville South Junior F Minnesota Yes
A.J. Michaelson Apple Valley Junior F Minnesota Yes
Bill Norman Rochester Mayo Senior D Maine Yes
Kyle Rau Eden Prairie Senior F Minnesota Yes
Brady Riesgraf Holy Family Catholic Senior D Bemidji State Yes
Zach Schroeder St. Thomas Academy Senior F RPI Yes
Kevin Schulze Hill-Murray Senior D Wisconsin Yes
Nick Seeler Eden Prairie Senior D Nebraska-Omaha Yes
Michael Sit Edina Senior F Boston College Yes
Garrett Skrbich Hermantown Senior F Princeton Yes
Eddie Wittchow Burnsville Senior D Wisconsin Yes