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THREE FORCE PLAYERS EARN USHL HONORS

By Force Staff, 04/13/17, 11:00AM CDT

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The Fargo Force have three players who have earned end of the year awards from the USHL.

Captain forward Blake Lizotte and forward Jack Adams have both been named to the All-USHL Second Team, while defenseman Clayton Phillips has been named to the USHL All-Rookie First Team. Lizotte and Adams are the fifth and sixth players in Force history to be named to the All-USHL Second Team, while Phillips is the fifth Force rookie in team history to be named to the USHL All-Rookie First Team.

Lizotte enjoyed a very successful year with Fargo this season, leading the team in scoring with 65 points (19 G, 46 A) in 56 games played. Lizotte’s 46 assists in the regular season set a new Force franchise record for single season assists, breaking Brendan Harms’ record from the 2012-13 season. Lizotte is commited to St. Cloud State University following his junior hockey career.

Adams also enjoyed a career year for the Force. After notching 24 points (8 G, 16 A) in his rookie season, Adams tallied 60 points, including 37 goals this season. The forward set a new Force franchise record for goals in a single season, breaking Andy Taranto’s record of 34 from the 2008-09 season and led the USHL during the regular season. Adams is committed to play at Union College.

Clayton Phillips, a University of Minnesota commit, was one of the team’s top defenseman throughout the entire year. Phillips finished the season with 20 points (7 G, 13 A) in 56 games played, also finishing with a +18 rating, which was the second best among Force defenseman.