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Josh Birkholz

Josh Birkholz

Team Number: 23
Birth Date: 03/28/1991
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 182lbs.
Position: Right wing
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Josh Birkholz was born on March 28, 1991 in St. Louis Park, Minnesota and he grew up not too far away in another Minneapolis suburb (Maple Grove, Minnesota). Josh Birkholz was interested in hockey from an early age and soon started getting serious about improving his playing.

Josh Birkholz played high school hockey during his junior year for the Blake Bears hockey team from 2007-2008. He tallied 34 goals and 25 assists during his season on the team. He helped his team to the Minnesota state hockey tournament and was recognized as an Associated Press honorable mention all-state selection.

Bigger hockey events soon followed. Later in 2008, Josh Birkholz was selected to play for the U.S. in the 2008 World Junior Challenge in Alberta. His team won the gold-medal! That same year, Josh Birkholz traveled to the Czech Republic where he played in the Five Nations under-17 tournament for the U.S.

On November 20, 2008, the University of Minnesota announced that Josh Birkholz had signed a letter of intent to join the Minnesota Golden Gophers hockey team for the 2009-2010 season. In the meantime, Josh Birkholz was stepping up his game by playing for the Fargo Force. He scored 21 goals and had 15 assists, but more importantly, he elevated his skills to college-level action. He ended the season as the second-ranking player on the Fargo Force.

Josh Birkholz is a promising athlete who will make a great addition to the Minnesota Gophers hockey line-up. If you'd like to catch a couple games live, it's easy to get your seats. Simply follow the links on this page and reserve your spot to see players, like local star Josh Birkholz, live! Purchase your Minnesota Gophers hockey tickets today!



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