U gets verbal from highly touted recruit

Kris Chucko, a highly-touted recruit from the British Columbia Hockey League has verbally committed to play for the Gophers beginning next season.

Chucko, 17, is a 6-2, 200-pound right winger from Burnaby, British Columbia, who is captain of the Salmon Arm of the BCHL. In 32 games this season with Salmon Arm, he has 17 goals, 31 assists and 85 penalty minutes. Chucko is the third leading scorer on his team, behind Traviis Zajac, who has 67 points ,and Jason Miller, who has 52 points.

Chucko also had been recruited by Denver, Michigan, Northern Michigan and North Dakota among others.

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