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Three Grand Forks players land on North Dakota all-state boys hockey team

Red River's Carter Sproule and Wyatt LeDuc, as well as Grand Forks Central's Dillon Kuntz received all-state honors.

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Grand Forks Red River's Carter Sproule threatens Bismarck Legacy’s Tyler Miller during their North Dakota Boys Hockey Tournament quarterfinal game Thursday, Feb. 24, 2022, at Scheels Arena, Fargo.
Michael Vosburg/The Forum

GRAND FORKS — Three Grand Forks boys hockey players were selected to the North Dakota all-state boys hockey team, which was announced Tuesday by the North Dakota High School Coaches Association.

Forward Carter Sproule and defenseman Wyatt LeDuc were chosen from the state champion Roughriders, while defenseman Dillon Kuntz made it from Grand Forks Central.

Sproule led the Roughriders with 18 goals and 24 assists for 42 points, while LeDuc added eight goals and 15 assists. Sproule's 42 points was tied for ninth in the state scoring race.

LeDuc, a repeat choice for the all-state team, scored four goals in the state tournament, netting tournament most valuable player honors. Red River finished the year 21-5.

Kuntz had three goals and 13 assists for the Knights, who finished the year 13-10-0.

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Jamestown was well-represented with four players on the all-state team, along with senior athlete of the year and coach of the year.

N.D. all-state
Goalies — Brode Hillstrom, Jamestown; Zach White, Devils Lake; Trent Wiemkin, Fargo Davies
Defensemen — Dillon Kuntz, GF Central; Wyatt LeDuc, GF Red River; Jackson Ekblad, Williston; Conner McLachlan, Jamestown; Zachary Moser, West Fargo Sheyenne; Easton Rerick, Fargo Davies
Forwards — Carter Sproule, GF Red River; Hunter Acker, Bismarck; Zach Boren, Fargo South-Shanley; Cam Bullinger, Fargo Davies; Ashton Collings, Williston; Nathaniel Fritel, Fargo North; Jayden Luck, Minot; Hunter Nelson, Jamestown; Nolan Nenow, Jamestown; Brendan Richards, Fargo North; Barron Stibbe, Fargo Davies
Senior Athlete of the Year — Hunter Nelson, Jamestown
Coach of the Year — Matt Stockert, Jamestown

Miller has covered sports at the Grand Forks Herald since 2004 and was the state sportswriter of the year in 2019.

His primary beat is UND football but also reports on a variety of UND sports and local preps.

He can be reached at (701) 780-1121, tmiller@gfherald.com or on Twitter at @tommillergf.
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