By @MichaelCaples –
Chase McLane has made a decision that will bring him back home – at least from time to time.
The Trenton native, starting his second season with the Tri-City Storm of the USHL, has announced his commitment to Penn State.
“After visiting Penn State in August, I absolutely fell in love with the place, and knew immediately that it was right for me,” McLane said via the USHL. “Coach (Guy) Gadowsky and his staff are unbelievable, and the facilities at Penn State are top notch. Knowing that my teammate Connor McMenamin was going there too was an added plus. I’d like to thank my parents, grandparents, teammates, friends and family, for their sacrifices to help me get to where I am.”
McLane – who played midget minor with both Compuware (2016-17) and Little Caesars (2015-16) – was previously committed to Brown. Now, he will be playing in the Big Ten, which means road games at Michigan and Michigan State.
He has skated with USA Hockey’s Select teams at the U15, U16 and U17 levels.
“Chase embodies everything we want from someone in our organization. He’s a talented hockey player, and a kid who does things right every day,” said Storm head coach and general manager Anthony Noreen in the release.
“He works hard, he’s a great teammate, he’s a tremendous asset to the Storm, and he will also be a tremendous asset for Penn State. It’s a great fit for him, Penn State is a prestigious university with a program that’s still growing, and Chase will be a tremendous player who will help them continue to grow. ”