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Defenseman Proctor Commits to Nebraska Omaha

By Ben Gislason, 11/19/18, 11:00AM CST

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DES MOINES, IA – Defenseman Kirby Proctor announced his commitment to the University of Nebraska Omaha this morning.

"I’d like to thank all my coaches now and from past years for getting me to this point,” Proctor said. “I am extremely proud to be a Maverick!” 

Proctor is eligible for the 2019 NHL Draft this year in Vancouver.

“What a special day for the Proctor family and Nebraska Omaha,” GM Tom Mannino said. “Kirby has found success in his first year as a Buccaneer due to his character, worth ethic and Coach Reilly’s commitment to development.”

The blue liner from Okotoks, AB was selected in the third round of the Phase II USHL Draft this past summer by Des Moines. 

“We’re excited for Kirby and for the Maverick program,” Head Coach Gene Reilly said. “Nebraska Omaha is getting a quality person and a player who has tremendous upside. He will be a great addition to the Mavericks.”

Des Moines has three games this week, beginning in Fargo this Wednesday vs. the Force. The Bucs return home for a pair of games this weekend vs. Lincoln and Sioux City.

Friday night, fans are encouraged to wear black for our “Black Friday” game, as the Bucs will be wearing specialty black uniforms.

Saturday is “Tompkins Night” brought to you by Tompkins Industries. This includes a T-Shirt giveaway for the first 750 fans through the gates. 

(Photo Credit Michaela Schnetter)