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UML Nets Minn. Forward

August 11, 2018

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LOWELL -- A Minnesota high school champion has committed to the UMass Lowell hockey program.

Jack Bayless, a 5-foot-9, 170-pound forward, led Minnetonka to the program’s first-ever boys state title last March.

Bayless announced his decision via Twitter on Thursday.

Minnetonka defeated Duluth East for the Class 2A championship before an announced crowd of 18,914 in St. Paul.

Bayless, 18, finished the season with 50 points. He scored 19 goals and 25 assists in 25 regular-season games and added three goals and three assists in six post-season games.

He will return to play for his senior season at Minnetonka before playing a year of juniors after that. He’s likely to arrive at UMass Lowell in the fall of 2020.

Neutral Zone listed him as a 3.75-star recruit on a 5.0 scale.

-- BARRY SCANLON

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