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Lane drafted by Fargo Force

TANNER LANE celebrates during the 2010 Laker boys' hockey season.

Detroit Lakes junior forward Tanner Lane was selected by the Fargo Force with the 44th overall pick in the United States Hockey League Draft.

Lane was chosen in the third round of the USHL draft with the Force's sixth pick. Fargo traded for the Omaha, Neb., draft choice at 44 and chose the Laker skater.

Lane was Minnesota's leading scorer last season with 49 goals and 41 assists for a total of 90 points.

He added 12 power play goals on the 2009-10 season, with eight shorthanded tallies, as well.

Lane was also DL's leading scorer his sophomore season, when he notched 52 points, including 26 goals and 26 assists.

He's been playing varsity since his freshman season for the Lakers.

The Force picked a total of 16 players in the USHL entry draft, with Lane being one of three high school players picked -- which included defensemen Garrett Schmitz of Red Lake (238th overall) and Austin Rudnick of Breck (283rd overall).

Fargo is coming off two straight seasons where they finished as the league's runners-up after losing the last two years in the USHL finals.

Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN.