Omaha Lancers first-year defenseman Nick Jenny announced today he has committed to play collegiate ice hockey at Robert Morris University. The Colonials are back-to-back Atlantic Hockey regular season champions.
“After seeing the campus and meeting the coaching staff, I knew I wanted to be a part of Robert Morris University’s growing tradition,” said Jenny. “I chose the Colonials for their prestigious business school, and to not only further develop my skills as an individual hockey player, but also as a teammate.”
In his first year in Omaha, the Lancers’ 11th overall draft pick in 2015 has two goals and nine assists in 46 games played. Jenny’s first career USHL goal came in a 5-3 victory over the Sioux Falls Stampede on January 16th. However, his most notable tally was in overtime on February 12th in a 3-2 win over the Madison Capitols. Jenny sent in a one-timer from the left wing circle off a pass from Josh French.
“We're very happy to see Nick earn this commitment,” said Lancers head coach Brian Kaufman. “Robert Morris University is exactly what Nick was looking for both athletically and academically. We wish him the best of luck.”
For the second year in a row, the Robert Morris University Colonials captured the Atlantic Hockey regular season championship with an 18-6-4 record in the conference, along with an overall record of 21-9-4. In 2014, Robert Morris University won its first Atlantic Hockey playoff championship with a 7-4 victory over the Canisius Golden Griffins.
Jenny, an Ohio native, says he couldn’t have done it without the support of the Lancers coaching staff. “From the coaching staff to the front office, the Omaha Lancers have been unbelievably supportive in helping me every step of the way this year.”
Jenny previously played for the Ohio Blue Jackets (T1EHL) and Cleveland Barons (T1EHL) prior to being selected by Omaha in the 2015 USHL Phase II Draft in the first round.
USHL PLAYERS CURRENTLY COMMITTED TO ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY:
Jacob Coleman (Muskegon Lumberjacks) and Alex Robert (Madison Capitols).
USHL ALUMNI ON 2015-16 ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY ROSTER:
Kyle Eastman (Tri-City Storm), Dalton Izyk (Indiana Ice) and Evan Moore (Sioux Falls Stampede).
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 14th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2015-16. A record 37 players were chosen in the 2015 NHL Draft and more than 375 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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