Ice forward Christian Hilbrich has announced a collegiate commitment to play hockey at Cornell University.
Hilbrich will join former Ice teammate Brian Ferlin at Cornell.
Hilbrich brings a lot of size to the Ice lineup, as he stands 6-foot-6 and 208 pounds. He will turn 20 in July.
The center has eight goals and 11 assists this season with the Ice, which has just reached the halfway mark. He is one of a couple of Ice players to appear in all 30 games this season. Hilbrich is also a key part of the Ice's outstanding special teams units, which include the USHL's top power play and a top-three PK unit. Hilbrich has five points on the PP, and also has a shorthanded goal this season.
In his career with the Ice, which has spanned a year and a half, Hilbrich has 18 goals and 16 assists in 80 games and has a plus-7 career rating.
He becomes the 15th player who has suited up for the Ice this year to commit to play college hockey.
Boston University: Robbie Baillargeon, Robert Polosello
Bowling Green: Jose Delgadillo
Cornell: Christian Hilbrich
Denver: Tyler Pham
Michigan State: R.J. Boyd (Florida Panthers 7th round 2010)
Northeastern: Jon Gillies
Miami (Ohio): Sean Kuraly (San Jose Sharks 4th round 2011)
Quinnipiac: Alex Barron
RIT: Woody Hudson, (Alexander Kuqali -- committed while with Ice, no longer with team)
St. Lawrence: Drew Smolcynski
Vermont: Jacob Fallon, Ian Spencer
Yale: Ryan Obuchowski