Bison offensive lineman Cordell Volson prepares for 2022 NFL Draft with help from former teammates


North Dakota State senior offensive tackle Cordell Volson. David Samson / The Forum

“Cordell, 18, would have no idea what’s in front of him. It sure is,” former North Dakota State offensive lineman Cordell Volson said.

Volson is from Balfour, North Dakota. A town of 27 inhabitants.

“I played nine-man football,” Volson said. “You know, I was probably more of a basketball player in high school. I guess it all paid off, right?”

Six years later, the offensive lineman had appeared in an NDSU record 65 games. During his time as a Bison, Volson was a three-time FCS All American and was part of four national championships. >>> Full story here.

Moorhead’s Sam Laurila pursues his hockey dream by taking a big leap from Bantam AA to the United States Hockey Development Team

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Moorhead Spuds Bantam AA defender Sam Laurila is seen in an undated file photo. Laurila was selected to the 2022-23 U.S. National Under-17 Team on April 9, a rare feat for bantam-level players at Minnesota State.

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“Work hard, show up to the rink everyday, have fun and put a smile on your face.”

It’s a recipe for hockey success for Moorhead Bantam AA hockey player Sam Laurila, who earlier this month was selected to play for the National Team Development Program’s Under-17 squad of USA Hockey next season.

Laurila, a 15-year-old defenseman, is one of seven Minnesota-born players on the roster. He’s pretty rare for another reason: bantam-level players aren’t often named to the development team due to the structure of youth hockey in Minnesota, which has different age requirements than other players. states. >>> Full story here.

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