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2020 Tryout Camp Information

By Force Staff 05/15/2020, 11:00am CDT

Fargo Force Prospect Camp

Tuesday, July 7 - Thursday, July 9 

Cost: $320 per player (Payment due upon registration)

Registrations are first come, first serve.

The Fargo Force Prospect Camp is open to players born in 2002-2005 who are looking to play junior hockey in the next 1-3 seasons. Roster spots for the camp will be limited.

A minimum of 10 players that attend the Prospect Camp will be selected to attend the Main Tryout Camp which immediately follows the Prospect Camp, at no additional cost.

Click here to register. 

 

Fargo Force Main Tryout Camp

Thursday, July 9- Sunday, July 12

Cost: $320 per player (payment due upon registration)

Fargo Force Main Tryout Camp is by invite only for players born in 2000-2005 who are looking to compete for a spot on the 2020-21 Fargo Force hockey team. Roster spots for the camp will be limited.

**Must obtain the password to register for the invite only camp from the Fargo Force coaching staff**

Once password is obtained, click here to register. 

Blood Drive at SCHEELS Arena June 3 & 4

By Force Staff 05/12/2020, 9:00am CDT

The Fargo Force and Scheels Arena, in partnership with Anheuser-Busch, announced today that it will host a blood drive for the American Red Cross on Wednesday, June 3 from 12:00-6:00 PM and Thursday, June 4 from 9:00 AM-3:00 PM.

Individuals must register online to schedule an appointment by visiting redcrossblood.org and using sponsor code “Fargo”. All blood types are needed, and space is limited. Free parking will be available at Scheels Arena in the main lot to the south of the building. Donors are to enter through the main doors on the south side. To adhere to social distancing practices, donors are asked to arrive no earlier than 5 minutes before their scheduled appointment time and to not bring additional guests.

This drive comes as the Red Cross encourages healthy individuals to schedule and keep blood donation appointments in the weeks ahead to ensure a stable supply for patients throughout this coronavirus pandemic. All donors are required to wear a face covering or mask while at the drive, in alignment with new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention public guidance. For those that do not have a mask, one will be provided for you.

Blood donation is essential to ensuring the health of the community. As experts have emphasized, there is no certain end date in this fight against coronavirus, and the Red Cross needs the help of blood donors to maintain a sufficient blood supply for weeks to come. Each Red Cross blood drive and donation center follows the highest standards of safety and infection control, and additional precautions – including social distancing and face masks for donors and staff – have been implemented to ensure the health of Red Cross donors, employees and volunteers.  

In addition to standard safety protocols, the Fargo Force, Scheels Arena, and the Red Cross will be taking numerous safety precautions to adhere to Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines, such as:

  • Checking temperatures of staff, donors and volunteers before entering the drive to make sure they are healthy.
  • Providing hand sanitizer for use before the drive, as well as throughout the donation process.
  • Following social distancing between donors including entry, queuing, donation and refreshment areas.
  • Routinely disinfecting surfaces, equipment and donor-touched areas.
  • Wearing gloves and changing gloves often.
  • Using sterile collection sets and an aseptic scrub for every donation.
  • Wearing masks by staff and volunteers.


All of those who donate will receive a “swag bag” as a thank you from D-S Beverages, Anheuser-Busch and the Fargo Force.

For more information on how to find local blood donation opportunities, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

 

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or cruzrojaamericana.org, or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

About Anheuser-Busch #OneTeam Initiative

For more than 165 years, Anheuser-Busch has been woven into the cultural fabric of the United States, carrying on a legacy of brewing great-tasting, high-quality beers that have satisfied beer drinkers for generations. Today, we own and operate 23 breweries, 14 distributorships and 23 agricultural and packaging facilities, and have more than 18,000 colleagues across the United States. We are home to several of America’s most recognizable beer brands, including Budweiser, Bud Light, Michelob ULTRA and Stella Artois, as well as a number of regional brands that provide beer drinkers with a choice of the best-tasting craft beers in the industry. From responsible drinking programs and emergency drinking water donations to industry-leading sustainability efforts, we are guided by our unwavering commitment to supporting the communities we call home. For more information, visit www.anheuser-busch.com or follow Anheuser-Busch on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.  

As part of a $5 million donation to the American Red Cross, Anheuser-Busch alongside its sports partners will identify available arenas and stadiums to be used for temporary blood drive centers. Anheuser Busch tour centers in Merrimack, NH, and St. Louis, MO, will also be made available to the Red Cross.

Fargo Force Select 21 Players in Phase II

By Force Staff 05/05/2020, 7:00pm CDT

The Fargo Force selected 21 players in the 2020 USHL Phase II Draft on Tuesday, including 11 forwards, nine defensemen and one goalie. Goaltender Andrew Miller was selected with the Force’s first pick. Miller played the 2019-20 season with the Bismarck Bobcats in the NAHL. The netminder from Boulder, CO played in 35 games with a .912 save percentage and a 2.29 GAA.

Prior to the draft, the Force made a big trade with Sioux City. Fargo traded a 1st round pick (#12 overall) to the Musketeers for coveted defenseman Scott Morrow. Morrow racked up 67 points (22g, 45a) last season with Shattuck St. Mary’s Prep. The Darien, CT native is committed to the University of North Dakota.

For Phase II, USHL teams selected players from multiple birth years (2000-2004) looking to fill their protected lists with players who will compete for roster spots for the 2020-21 season.  Phase II continued until all USHL teams had secured 45 players on their Initial Protected List.  That list includes affiliate players from the 2019-20 season, players selected in Phase I, and players signed to a tender.

Force Pick Round-Overall Pick Name Position Hometown 2019-20 Team College Commitment
1 1-16 Andrew Miller Goalie Boulder, CO Bismarck Bobcats  Minnesota State University-Mankato
2 2-28 Trevor Griebel Defense Glendale, AZ Wenatchee Wild   
3 4-58 Liam Hansson Forward Ramsey, NJ Jamestown Rebels   
4 4-61 Matthew Crasa Forward South Setauket, NY Cowichan Valley Capitals  
5 6-80 Isaac Novak Forward Waukesha, WI Janesville Jets  University of Wisconsin
6 6-89 Huston Karpman Forward Manhattan Beach, CA Aberdeen Wings   
7 8-119 Evan Tanos Defense Richmond Hill, ON St. Michael's Buzzers   
8 8-122 Mathias Wikudd Forward Sweden Timra IK Jr.   
9 9-134 Ryan Richardson Forward Stittsville, ON Smiths Falls Bears  Clarkson University
10 10-141 Caiden Gault Forward Oakbank, MB Selkirk Steelers   
11 11-164 Samuel Duerr Defense Burr Ridge, IL Shattuck-St. Mary's Sabres Prep  University of Maine
12 12-179 Brett Chorske Forward Edina, MN Wenatchee Wild   
13 13-194 Geno McEnery Forward Geneva, IL Chicago Mission 16U  
14 14-209 Jakob Stender Defense Alexandria, MN NorthStar Christian Academy Knights 18U   
15 15-224 Peter "PJ" Forgione Defense Novi, MI Detroit Compuware 15's   
16 16-239 Hunter Wallace Forward Oak, Lake, MB Southwest Cougars MAAA  
17 17-254 Hugo Lindman Gustavsson Defense Sweden Almtuna   
18 18-269 Nicholas Peluso Forward Victor, NY Rochester Selects 15's  
19 19-284 Charles Larsen Defense Minot, ND Colorado Thunderbirds 16U  
20 20-299 Joseph Peters Defense St. Louis, MO St. Louis Blues AAA 16U  
21 21-314 Tucker Hodgson Defense Grand Forks, ND Steinbach Pistons  

 

“A lot of hard work and preparation went into the Draft by our staff, and the Force had a big day – starting with acquiring Scott Morrow," said Fargo GM Cary Eades. "Morrow is an offensive D-man who we feel was one of the best players not in junior hockey this past season – he’s an absolute game breaker!  As the day went along, we were able to select players at all 3 positions, as we have a bunch of holes to fill from last year’s Force team that saw 14 players graduate to college and pro hockey.”

All players selected will be invited to the Fargo Force tryout camp in Fargo to compete for a spot on the Force roster for the 2020-21 season.