Alexandria, MN (July. 17, 2023) 

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Northstar Knights alumni, Jeremy McDonald has committed to Framingham State University in Framingham, MA. The Lockport, NY native played for the Knights during the 2020-21 season where he put up 20 points (4G, 16A) in 41 games, en route to helping his team with the 18U NAPHL championship. Following his time at Northstar, he returned back to his home state to play for the 18U Buffalo Jr. Sabres where he scored 27 points (8G, 19A) in 52 games played. His 27 points ranked 1st among defensemen on the team. This past season, McDonald suited up for 32 games for the Utica Jr. Comets in the (USPHL Premier) where he scored 31 points (7A, 24A).

“I’m extremely happy to commit to Framingham State University”, said McDonald. “I couldn’t have achieved this without The Lord, my family, and all of the amazing coaches I’ve had. Framingham State gives me the opportunity to continue and advance my education. I was drawn to Framingham’s small class size and talented professors that will help me on my political science/pre-law track. From the hockey side, I was drawn to a program with a tight knit culture. Framingham’s hockey program is a program on the rise with a very high level of talent, and I’m very excited to get the opportunity to play alongside other players from the USPHL and watch Framingham rise through the ranks of NCAA Division III Hockey”. 18U Prep Coach, Rylan Galiardi had high praise when asked about his time coaching McDonald. “Jeremy was a fun player to coach with a strong mind for the game and one of the smartest young men I have coached at any level”, said Galiardi. “We know he will continue to represent Northstar well at “Framingham State University”

Stay tuned for more news on Knight’s alumni making college commitments this summer!