Casey Dornbach's (18) shot goes just wide of the Tri-City goal during a game last season.

TED KIRK, Journal Star

With Casey Dornbach's commitment to Harvard announced Tuesday, Dornbach will become the third Stars' player in three years to commit to the Ivy League.

Will D'Orsi, now in his sophomore season, committed to Yale in his final season with the Stars in 2015-16. Henry Bowlby committed to Harvard last season.

“Getting a great education is very important to me,” said Dornbach. “It’s an Ivy League school, they get great players for their program, and they find ways to be consistently successful. It’s always been a dream of mine to go to an Ivy League school.”

Dornbach has two goals and three assists in the young Stars' season. In 66 career USHL games, Dornbach has 29 points on 13 goals and 16 assists for the Stars.

Stars' goaltender Derek Schaedig is also listed as a Harvard commit, making it four Stars to the Ivy League and three to the Crimson in the near future.

Harvard made the NCAA Frozen Four last season and has made the postseason tournament three years in a row.

“I loved everything about [Harvard] when I went on my visit. From the coaching staff to the players to the tradition both inside and out of the locker room, it’s everything I could have wanted in a collegiate program.”

Dornbach and the Stars face the Sioux Falls Stampede at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Ice Box.


Lincoln Stars alum Kevin Roy was recalled by the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday.

Roy played 59 games with the Stars during the 2011-12 season, recording 54 goals and 50 assists. Roy was named the USHL Player of the Year that season and was later drafted in the fourth round (97th overall) by the Ducks in the 2012 NHL Draft.

The Lac-Beauport, Quebec, native owns the Stars single-season record for goals and points, and sits in the top 10 for Stars in career goals.

Roy has played 79 games with the San Diego Gulls (AHL) since the end of the 2015-16 season, recording 20 goals and 37 assists. Before his call-up, he had four goals and seven assists through 10 games.

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