Men’s Hockey Announces Early Signing Class

by Ben Gotz

First Sweden, now North Carolina.

The Gophers have reached into different parts of the country for their past two signing classes, with the program's first two Swedish players joining the team this year and a North Carolina native to potentially follow down the road.

The Gophers announced the signing of Cary, N.C. native Logan Halladay, as well as four other prospects, to National Letters of Intent on Wednesday. Besides goaltender Halladay, the program announced the signings of forwards Ryan Norman, Tommy Novak and Tyler Sheehy, and defenseman Jack Sadek.

Novak joins Halladay as the two non-Minnesotans in the group of signees, hailing from River Falls, Wis. All of the Gophers signees currently play junior hockey except for Norman and Sadek, who played for Shattuck St. Mary's and Lakeville North, respectively.

The Gophers aslo announced the signing of Jack Ramsey to a Financial Aid Tender on Wednesday. Ramsey, son of 1980 Olympic hockey gold medalist Mike Ramsey and brother of Gophers women's hockey team captain Rachel Ramsey, signed a letter of intent last year but deferred his enrollment.

Ramsey was selected in the 7th round of the 2014 NHL Draft, 208th overall, by the Chicago Blackhawks. He currently plays junior hockey in the BCHL.