Force forward, Moorhead grad, UND commit Randklev tears his ACL

Fargo Force forward Carter Randklev pressure Sioux Falls goalie Chad Veltri on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, at Scheels Arena. David Samson / The Forum

FARGO — Moorhead graduate and University of North Dakota hockey commit Carter Randklev has a torn ACL in his left knee. Surgery has been scheduled and he will miss the remainder of the United States Hockey League season with the Fargo Force.

The injury happened on a collision late in the second period against Youngstown on Saturday. Randklev said he fell awkwardly. He also said he wasn't sure if this injury meant he would come back for another year of junior hockey next year or try to go to UND after the surgery.

"My schedule is to be determined at this point," Randklev said.

Randklev had 11 points on three goals and eight assists in 21 games this season with the Force. He had two goals and three assists in his last five games, including a goal in the game in which he got injured. He had nine points in 14 games last season and five points during the playoff run to a Clark Cup title for the Force.

Carter Randklev, second from right, of the Force celebrates his goal against Tri-City during their Clark Cup playoff hockey game Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at Scheels Arena, Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

Randklev was on crutches at Tuesday's boys hockey game between Moorhead and Bemidji. Randklev is fourth in Moorhead history for goals.

"It's unfortunate, but just a bump in the road," Randklev said.