Jamestown forward Schmidt makes NCAA DI commitment
December 26, 2018
The Jamestown Rebels of the North American Hockey League (NAHL) are pleased to announce that forward Colin Schmidt has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey for Union College in the ECAC.
The 18-year-old native of Maple Grove, Minnesota will remain in The Empire State for the foreseeable future. Schmidt (6’5/225) becomes the second player to join the Dutchmen this season for the Rebels, joining Defenseman Nick Petruolo.
Schmidt is now the fourth player to commit to a college this season for the Rebels. So far during the 2018-19 season, he has played in 19 games and recorded 13 points (5 goals, 8 assists).
Schmidt has proven himself not only to his teammates, but also his coaches. As his hard work and dedication to the game has consistently put him on the first line, where he has been putting up very good numbers as he currently sits on a four-game point streak. He will look to continue to make waves at the NCAA Division I level next season. There are some pretty big skates to fill though when putting on the Dutchman jersey as 11 former players have reached the pinnacle of hockey.
“I am very excited to continue my education and hockey career at Union College. It is a great hockey program and an extremely good school, and I am looking forward to it. I have to thank the Rebels organization for giving me the opportunity to develop my game for the next level,” said Schmidt.
“The coaching staff is very happy for Colin. We are glad that he was able to find a school that was a good fit for both academics and hockey,” said Assistant Coach Josh Brown.
Schmidt is also an alumni of the NAPHL, playing for the Omaha AAA 16U team during the 2015-16 season.