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Beyer commits to Lions hockey

HANCOCK — Chris Beyer (Appleton, Wis.) has committed to play for the Finlandia University men’s hockey team.

“I chose Finlandia because of the various majors they offer students,” Beyer said. “Myself being an outdoors person, I liked the demographics of the school as well as the hockey program is trending upwards in a competitive conference.”

Beyer, a left-handed defenseman, had a strong two-year career for the Minnesota Moose (USPHL Premier).

“Chris is a good hockey player that developed into a top player on his team and in the league,” Finlandia head coach Joe Burcar said. “His attitude and work ethic is what stood out when we started recruiting him. We are excited to have Chris part of our school, community and program.”

Beyer scored 10 goals with 39 assists for 49 points in 84 games. Beyer helped the Moose qualify for the playoffs both season and they won the MidWest West Division championship in 2018-19.

“Chris Beyer established himself as one of the top defenseman in the USPHL this year,” Minnesota Moose head coach Jon Jonasson said. “He was able to do this with his top-notch work ethic, determination to win battles and commitment to get better each day he came to the rink. It was a privilege having Chris wear a Moose sweater the last two seasons and I am very much looking forward to seeing him have the same success at Finlandia for the next four years.”

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