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Steel Goaltender Chooses Bowling Green

Wednesday February 6, 2013

Chicago Steel rookie goaltender Chris Nell has committed to play collegiate hockey at Bowling Green State University following his USHL career. (photo by Chicago Steel)

Chicago Steel goaltender Chris Nell has committed to play collegiate hockey at Bowling Green State University following his USHL career.

Nell has appeared in 14 games for the Steel this season while serving as the team’s backup.  The 18-year-old earned his first USHL victory on October 27th, 2012 when he made a season high 45 saves in the 2-1 win over Sioux City. 

The native of Green Bay, Wisconsin was selected by the Steel in the first round (6th overall) of the 2012 USHL Entry Draft.  He led his high school, Notre Dame Academy, to a Wisconsin state championship last season and earned First Team All-State honors.

Bowling Green State University is a member of the CCHA and has 15 USHL alumni on the roster this season; Brett Mohler (Tri-City Storm), Ryan Peltoma (Tri-City Storm), Marc Rodriguez (Omaha/Sioux Falls), Robert Shea (Green Bay Gamblers), Jake Sloat (Omaha Lancers), Cam Wojtala (Omaha Lancers), Connor Kucera (Des Moines Buccaneers), Dan DeSalvo (Des Moines Buccaneers), Adam Berkle (Youngstown Phantoms), Marcus Perrier (Sioux Falls Stampede), Ryan Carpenter (Sioux City Musketeers), Jose Delgadillo (Indiana/Sioux City), Brent Tate (Lincoln Stars), Dajon Mingo (Des Moines Buccaneers), and Ralfs Freibergs (Lincoln Stars).

USHL stats – Chris Nell

 

Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 11th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2012-13.  With 20 NHL Draft picks on team rosters and over 250 players already committed to NCAA Division I schools this season, the USHL has emerged as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.  For more information, visit us on the web at www.USHL.com or visit the League’s social media platforms, including Facebook (www.facebook.com/ushlhockey), twitter (www.twitter.com/ushl), and YouTube (www.youtube.com/ushlinteractive).  Fans can also watch USHL action all season long, live or on-demand via FASTHockey (ushl.fasthockey.com).

It’s not just hockey. It’s the USHL.

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