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Minot native earns Division I dedication whereas skating for the Fargo Drive – The Rink Reside

FARGO — Brasen Boser could have been born and raised in Minot, North Dakota, however his hockey profession has already taken him all around the United States. These travels have helped him earn a dedication to Miami (Ohio) College.

Boser grew up in a hockey household that all the time had a recreation taking part in on TV. Brasen is the oldest of his siblings from him which incorporates two youthful brothers who additionally play the game.

The 5-foot-11 defender performed hockey in his hometown of Minot till the age of 14. Boser then ended up making the transfer to Arizona the subsequent season to play for the Phoenix Jr. Coyotes.

The North Dakota native was curious what Tier I hockey can be like and he ended up shifting in with a pal who’s household supplied to be his invoice’s in Arizona. Boser beforehand skated with this pal throughout summer time hockey in Minnesota and his pal’s brother additionally competed with the Minot Minotauros of the NAHL, so that they had many mutual connections.

Boser ended up skating two seasons for the Jr. Coyotes. On the finish of his time with the group he needed to decide of the place to play junior hockey subsequent; the NAHL or the BCHL.

The Minot Minotauros had drafted Boser in the summertime of 2021 after he had beforehand appeared in a single recreation for the group in 2020. However he took his time on deciding the place to play subsequent and ended up selecting the Wenatchee Wild of the BCHL.

“It got here all the way down to the teaching employees out in Wenatchee and the fan base and metropolis that surrounds the Wild. It was an incredible place to play,” stated Boser.

Wenatchee is positioned in central Washington and is close to the Wenatchee Nationwide Forest and has loads of stunning mountains and wilderness to the west of town.

Boser ended up posting 15 factors in 47 video games for the Wild and have become one of many prime defenders on the group by the tip of the season.

After his 12 months in Washington, Boser ended up again in his house state of North Dakota and made the Fargo Drive (USHL) roster. The Drive had beforehand drafted Boser again in 2020.

The 18-year-old skater’s household was very blissful to have him again taking part in hockey just some hours from house. The Bosers are even capable of come and watch a majority of Brasen’s video games in-person with the Drive.

Collegiate program began to succeed in out to the left-shot defenseman prior to now 12 months. He had a pair colleges that have been and even took a go to to Maine earlier than lastly deciding on committing to Miami College.

Miami is a public college positioned in Oxford, Ohio, which is about an hour north of Cincinnati.

“After I went and toured Miami and it was just about the teaching employees and the ambiance down there (that made me wish to commit there),” stated the blue-liner on his choice.

Boser was already conversant in the RedHawks program as his household beforehand billed a participant for the Minot Minotauros way back who ended up taking part in for Miami from 2016-2020 ( Christian Mohs ).

“Brasen’s somebody that is the definition of incomes every part you get,” Fargo Drive head coach Nick Oliver informed The Rink Reside’s Jordan McAlpine. “He is simply gotten higher each day. From day one in every of coaching camp he was right here to earn a spot and he is labored his method up the lineup.”

Boser at present has 11 factors (1G, 10A) in 32 video games for the Drive thus far. He at present is tied for the lead of all USHL skaters in plus/minus (+26).

“I am an excellent two-way defenseman,” stated Boser. “I make sensible puck-plays, I am fairly good on the defensive aspect of the puck and I prefer to have just a little offensive aptitude.”

The Drive are at present in first place within the USHL Western Convention and have been having an excellent season to this point.

“The boys have been rolling all season. It has been good to be on a successful group like this, and a powerhouse franchise too, so I am simply blissful to be part of it,” he stated.

The 18-year-old is anticipated to play one other 12 months of junior hockey after this season and is then more likely to be a part of the RedHawks within the fall of 2024.

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