Alexandria, MN (July. 11, 2023) 

For more information, contact: Johnny Van Atta, Director of Hockey Operations (615) 830-1113, [email protected] 

Northstar Knights Alumni, Kade Peterson, has committed to NCAA D1 Long Island University. Long Island University’s hockey program began in the 2020-21 season and is located in Brooklyn, New York. Since their inception, they have operated as an independent team and last season they gained notable wins against #20 Alaska Fairbanks and #12 Ohio State. 

Peterson came to Northstar in 2019 from West Fargo, North Dakota. During the 2019-20 season, Peterson put up 28 points (14G, 14A) in 56 games played for the 18U Prep team. In the 2020-21 season, Peterson put up 30 points (11G, 19A) in 39 games played en route to helping his team win the 2020-21 NAPHL Championship. 

Following his time with Northstar, Peterson tendered with the St. Cloud Norsemen where he played from 2021-2023. In 117 games played, Peterson totaled 81 points (39G, 42A) and led his team in scoring this past season with 50 points (25G, 25A) in 60 games played. Following his breakout season, Peterson was drafted by the Fargo Force in the 13th round of the Phase 2 USHL draft. Peterson has now capped off his busy summer with his commitment to LIU. 

“This commitment is obviously a big deal for me”, said Peterson. “It has been a long journey throughout my years at Northstar and juniors but in the end I loved every minute of it and I can’t thank the staff at Northstar and FCA enough for pushing me along and helping throughout this process.”

“We’re so excited for Kade and his commitment to LIU”, said 18U Prep Coach, Rylan Galiardi. “He grew immensely in his time at Northstar and was a joy to coach and build a relationship with. He will be a strong representation of Northstar as he moves on to college hockey.” 


Stay tuned as we have more college commitment announcements coming soon!