Jamestown forward Stuckless makes NCAA commitment
April 12, 2019
The Jamestown Rebels, proud members of the North American Hockey League (NAHL), are pleased to announce that Nick Stuckless has committed to play NCAA Division III hockey for Skidmore College, effective Fall 2019. Stuckless becomes the sixth player to commit this season for the Rebels.
Stuckless, 21, is in his last year of junior hockey and is surely making it one for the books. He is currently 6th on the team in scoring with 29 points (11 goals, 18 assists). This is by far the most productive season Nick has had since entering the NAHL and there are still playoff games to be played. He was also selected to and played in the 2019 NAHL Top Prospects Tournament for the East Division team.
The 6’1/184 lbs. native of Orangeville, Ontario will be staying in the Empire State as he takes his talents nearly six hours East to play at the NCAA Division III level. The Thoroughbreds are members of the New England Hockey Conference (NEHC). Skidmore College has had 9 National Championships, 203 NCAA Division III All-Americans, 83 Conference Championships, and 21 COSIDA Academic All-Americans. They finished sixth in their conference this past season and unfortunately lost to Babson College, 2-1, in the NEHC Quarterfinals. Closing their season with a record of 13-10-3.
Stuckless previously played in the NAHL for the Amarillo Bulls, appearing in 48 games during the 2017-18 season. He played five games for them this season before being acquired by the Rebels. Stuckless has played in 105 NAHL games combining for 48 points (18 goals, 30 assists). This is his first time reaching the post-season in his junior hockey career.
“Just from visiting Skidmore and building a relationship with their coaching staff, I feel like I’m really wanted there. It just feels like the perfect fit for my on ice and off ice goals,” said Stuckless. “My junior career has been a long one with lots of memories along the way. Couldn’t have asked for a better last year with these guys here in Jamestown. I’m excited for this playoff push and I’m excited for what lies ahead.”
“We are very proud of Nick and everything that he has accomplished along the way. We look forward to seeing his game develop at the collegiate level,” said Rebels assistant coach Josh Brown.