The first is Lincoln(USHL) defenseman Matt Bartkowski, who committed to Ohio State. Bartkowski is originally from the Pittsburgh area, and played part of last season for the Pittsburgh Predators AAA program. He also played for Mount Lebanon High School in Pennsylvania, and started to draw some attention when he was named MVP of last summer's Chicago High School Showcase tournament. He was a top draft pick of the Lincoln Stars last summer, and has played well since.
The other is Omaha(USHL) defenseman Chris Hepp committing to St. Cloud State. Hepp started this season at the Air Force Academy, but left school for the USHL after 18 games. Hepp is originally from Burnsville, Minnesota.