2022 FARGO FORCE TEAM AWARD WINNERS
Ace Brandt Most Valuable Player | Bret Link
In his first season USHL season Link put up 20 goals and 30 assists for a team leading 50 points in 61 games. In week 14 the Colorado College commit earned his first USHL Forward of the Week honors. Link’s skill and ability to excel on both ends of the ice were a huge asset to the Force this season.
Reggie Morelli Outstanding Forward | Bret Link
Link tallied a team leading 50 points this season (20G-30A). The MVP was a standout player in the Force lineup coming up with clutch plays all season long. His skill with the puck and elite scoring ability helped earn him the title of Fargo Force MVP and Outstanding Forward!
John Noah Outstanding Defenseman | Joe Palodichuk
In his first USHL season Palodichuk was an impact player on the Force blue line tallying 6 goals and 19 assists for 25 points in 53 games. The University of Wisconsin commit is a disciplined defenseman with strong skating abilities and vision of the ice. This combined with his elite passing and presence both on and off the ice made him a key player in the Force lineup.
Rookie of the Year | Cole Knuble
In his rookie season Knuble had a huge year with the Force, finishing 2nd on the team in scoring, tallying 20 goals and 29 assists for 49 points in 62 games. He represented Fargo at the BioSteel All American game adding a goal for Team Blue in their 4-3 comeback win. Knuble’s hockey IQ, work ethic, and skill with the puck made him a Force to be reckoned with on the ice this season.
Tom Clifford Leadership & Dedication | Tyler Rollwagen
During his two seasons in Fargo the Force captain tallied 23 goals and 24 assists for 57 points in 112 games. Rollwagen as been a leader both on and off the ice, embodying the ideals of the Force. He is a skilled player in all three zones with a strong work ethic and is always willing to go to bat for his teammates.
Co-Most Improved Player | Tanner Walos
Walos was tendered by the Force ahead of the 2021-22 season. As the youngest player on the team the University of Wisconsin commit put up 3 goals and 4 assists. He is a skilled player with a passion for the game and strong work ethic, always spending time in extra ice sessions to keep getting better.
Co-Most Improved Player | Joe Palodichuk
Joe continuously improved his game throughout his first USHL season, and ended up logging huge minutes in all situations during the team’s playoff run. Of his 25 points 21 of them were scored after the midway point of the season. He finished the season with the team’s highest +/- rating and played a key role in Fargo’s powerplay & penalty kill.