Fargo Force defenseman John Schuldt has committed to play college hockey for the University of Nebraska-Omaha following his junior hockey eligibility.
Schuldt, a Minnetonka, MN native, is entering his first season with the Force after spending the last two seasons with the Langley Rivermen of the BCHL. The 20-year-old tallied 45 points (15-30-45) in 97 games with the Rivermen.
“I grew up watching the WCHA,” Schuldt said. “Ever since they put most of the best schools from the WCHA into the NCHC it has been my dream to play in that conference. My friends Luc Snuggerud and Jake Randolph can’t say enough great things about the Maverick program.”
The 6’ 4”, 215 pound left-hander led Fargo defenseman with three points in preseason play for the Force, including a game-winning goal against the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders at the USHL Fall Classic in Pittsburgh. The Fargo Force selected Schuldt in the 15th round, 238th overall in the 2017 USHL Phase II USHL Draft.
“I really like the coaching staff and the contact I have had with them has been very professional," Schuldt said. “I think the University of Nebraska Omaha has a championship-caliber hockey program that will be a perfect fit for me.”
Schuldt is the younger brother of St. Cloud State University (NCHC) defenseman Jimmy Schuldt, who played for the Omaha Lancers from 2013-15. Both Schuldt brothers played high school hockey at Minnetonka High.
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 16th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2017-18. 30 or more players from the USHL have been selected in five consecutive NHL Drafts, and more than 400 players on team rosters last season committed to NCAA Division I schools, further establishing the USHL as the world’s foremost producer of junior hockey talent.
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