In his rookie season, Knuble had a huge year with the Force, tallying 20 goals and 29 assists for 49 points in 62 games, ranking 4th in scoring amongst rookies in the USHL and 2nd in scoring for the Force. Knuble also represented Fargo at the 2022 BioSteel All American game adding a goal for Team Blue in their 4-3 comeback win.
His hockey IQ, work ethic, and skill with the puck earned him the 2022 Fargo Force Rookie of the Year Award. Knuble is ranked 84th amongst North American Skaters on NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings ahead of the 2022 NHL Draft. Following his Junior Hockey career Knuble is committed to playing D1 College Hockey for the Fighting Irish at Notre Dame.
"Well deserved recognition for Cole", commented Force GM, Cary Eades. "even though he was one of the youngest players in the league last season - he was only a junior in High School - Cole was one of our offensive leaders all year long. He also earned penalty kill time in the 2nd half of the year, and played in all key situations, as his all-around game continued to grow We're excited about his potential of being drafted by an NHL team in July, and we are thrilled to have #22 back in our line-up next season".