GRAND FORKS-The University of North Dakota hockey team will be making a late roster change for next season.
Incoming freshman Carter Huber has decided to stay home for family reasons and won't come to campus anymore, sources have confirmed.
One UND staff member said that Huber is "an unreal kid, a character kid."
Huber was the captain of the Okotoks Oilers in the Alberta Junior Hockey League last season and was viewed as a potential Fighting Hawks captain in the future. He committed to UND in February.
Without Huber, UND will now need to add a forward.
Only three current forward commits have graduated high school and are eligible to come: Mark Senden of the Fargo Force, Carter Randklev of Moorhead (Minn.) High School and Braden Costello of the Des Moines Bucs.
Senden, a 20-year-old who captained the Force to the United States Hockey League's Clark Cup last month, will most likely be the guy.
Randklev and Costello are 18.
UND is expected to finalize the last forward spot later this week.
Other rookie forwards lined up to come this fall are Jackson Keane of the Penticton Vees, Jasper Weatherby of the Wenatchee Wild and Gavin Hain of the U.S. Under-18 team.
Huber's Okotoks Oilers teammate, highly touted defenseman Jacob Bernard-Docker, will be a freshman in the fall.