Sioux Falls, SD—The Sioux Falls Stampede are proud to announce that forward C.J. Franklinhas committed to Minnesota State-Mankato for the 2014-15 season. He becomes the 18th Stampede player to commit to a Division I program this season.
Franklin was a fifth round selection of the Stampede during the 2012 USHL Draft. He is currently tied for third on the team in scoring with 28 points (13g, 15a) in 33 games. His plus-16 rating is tops amongst Stampede forwards and tied with Matt Van Voorhis for best overall on the team. He has seven points (3g, 4a) in his last five games and has points in eight of his last ten games (5g, 9a) overall.
The Forest Lake, Minn. native spent last season at Forest Lake High School where he posted 42 points (15g, 27a) in 27 games.
Franklin and the Stampede return to action tonight in Green Bay when they face the Gamblers at 7:05 PM. Fans can catch the game live on KELO-AM 1320 and online at www.keloam.com. Fans can also watch the game via Fasthockey.com. Sioux Falls enters the weekend on a nine-game winning streak and in first place in the Western Conference with a 25-8-1 record.