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>Berschbach Skips Out On Miami; Joins Blashill at WMU

> Several outlets have reported late this week that Miami commit Shane Berschbach will no longer be heading to Oxford and will instead join former Indiana Ice front-man Jeff Blashill at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.

Berschbach, who signed a National Letter of Intent at Miami in 2008, played under Blashill in Indiana for the past two seasons and will be a part of his first ever recruiting class. The Clawson, Michigan native registered 79 points (32 G, 47 A) during his time in the USHL and is considered to be undersized, standing 5’8 and weighing 140 lbs.

“Once I was in place at Western Michigan, he was the first call I made,” Blashill said of Berschbach. “He’s a skilled forward, and very, very smart offensively. He’s not very big, but he has a lot of courage.” (

You’ll recall that Blashill, a Miami assistant from 2002-2008 was hired as the new Broncos’ head coach in May, after Jim Culhane was removed as the bench boss with one year remaining on his contract and will spend the final year as a fundraiser for intercollegiate athletics, the University has said.

>The Pipeline Continues…

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Yes, Miami has landed another commitment from Indiana of the USHL; his name…Shane Berschbach. A native of Clawson, Michigan, Berschbach stands 5’8 and weighs in at 135 pounds (Nathan Gerbe would be proud).

This makes the third player from Indiana to commit to Miami. Max Cook and Joe Hartman will be heading to Oxford in 2009.

No word on when Shane will be joining the RedHawks.