Gamblers Rookie Commits to Ohio State University
Tuesday February 21, 2012
Green Bay Gamblers forward Matthew Weis. (photo courtesy of the Green Bay Gamblers)
The Green Bay Gamblers announced the rookie forward Matthew Weis has committed to play collegiate hockey at Ohio State University following his USHL career.
Weis has collected 10 points (4g, 6a) and 34 penalty minutes while posting a plus-six rating in 17 games since joining the Gamblers in late December. The 16-year-old had a four-point night (2g, 2a) in just his third USHL game, a 10-1 win vs. Chicago on New Year’s Eve, which started a five-game point streak for the native of Madison, New Jersey.
Weis joins Gamblers teammate Nicholas Schilkey who is also committed to play hockey at Ohio State University, along with five other current USHL players – Anthony Greco (Des Moines Buccaneers), Kevin Irwin (Des Moines Buccaneers), Tyler Lundey (Dubuque Fighting Saints), Cliff Watson (Sioux City Musketeers), and Collin Olson (Team USA).
Ohio State University is a member of the CCHA and has 11 USHL alumni on the roster for the Buckeyes; Brendan Arniel (Tri-City Storm), Chris Crane (Green Bay Gamblers), Alex Lippincott (Fargo Force), Brandon Martell (Fargo/Tri-City), Darik Angeli (Tri-City/Chicago/Sioux City), Clark Cristofoli (Sioux Falls Stampede), Matt Johnson (Tri-City/Waterloo), Max McCormick (Sioux City Musketeers), Al McLean (Omaha Lancers), Nick Oddo (Omaha/Cedar Rapids), and Ryan Dzingel (Lincoln Stars). In addition, Ohio State University head coach Mark Osiecki coached in the USHL with the Green Bay Gamblers for seven seasons (1997-2004) and led the team to the Clark Cup title in 2000.
USHL stats – Matthew Weis
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 10th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2011-12. With 28 picks during the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, 13 NHL draftees on its rosters this season, and over 250 players already committed to NCAA Division I schools this season, the USHL is emerging 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 multiple 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 online all season long, live or on-demand via FASTHockey (ushl.fasthockey.com)
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