O’Neill, UMD Part

     Former Anoka High School center John O’Neill, a Minnesota Duluth recruit, informed the Bulldogs Tuesday he was withdrawing from his commitment and will be looking to begin his college career elsewhere, according to an e-mail from John’s father, Brett, a Superior native.

     John O’Neill, 19, is a 2008 Anoka graduate who played last season with the North Iowa Outlaws of the North American Hockey League. He had four goals and 10 assists in 35 regular-season games, and is on the North Iowa roster for 2009-10. The NAHL has a showcase tournament starting Wednesday in Blaine, Minn.

     O’Neill was initially recruited for 2009-10.