Muskegon Lumberjacks goaltender Jordan Uhelski has committed to play NCAA Division I hockey beginning next season at the University of Alabama-Huntsville.
“I chose to play for Alabama-Huntsville due to the fact that not only is it a great opportunity to play hockey at the next level, but it’s a great academic opportunity as well,” said Uhelski. “I believe in what the coaching staff is trying to accomplish there as they try to rebuild their program and am excited to be a part of it.”
Uhelski has posted a 10-8-4 record over 26 appearances for the Lumberjacks this season, including a 3.70 goals-against-average and .890 save percentage. The 20-year-old won three consecutive starts from January 26th to February 14th, compiling a 1.67 GAA and .952 SV% over that span which included a 39-save effort in a 2-1 victory against the Indiana Ice on February 1st.
It is the second USHL season for Uhelski after appearing in 18 games last year for the Jacks and posting a 7-5-4 record with a 2.66 GAA and .909 SV%. He also recorded two shutouts. Prior to his time in Muskegon, the Michigan native played youth hockey for the Belle Tire AAA organization.
Uhelski is joined by forwards Max McHugh (Dubuque Fighting Saints) and Brandon Salerno (Waterloo Black Hawks) who are also committed to the University of Alabama-Huntsville.
The school is a new member of the WCHA and had five USHL alumni on the roster this season; Frank Misuraca (Lincoln Stars), Brandon Carlson (Dubuque/Lincoln/Fargo/Des Moines), Alex Carpenter (Tri-City/Chicago), Cody Marooney (Sioux City Musketeers), and C.J. Groh (Waterloo Black Hawks). In addition, head coach Mike Corbett both played in the USHL for the Madison Capitols (1990-92) and served on the coaching staff for the Sioux Falls Stampede in 2001-02.
USHL stats – Jordan Uhelski
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 12th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2013-14. A record 32 players were chosen in the 2013 NHL Draft and more than 300 players on team rosters last season have committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL 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).
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