Photo by Hickling Images
Dubuque Fighting Saints forward Colin Theisen, the reigning USHL Forward of the Week, has announced his commitment to play college hockey at the University of Notre Dame.
“Notre Dame is a good fit for me—a mixture between a great hockey program and a great academic program, and a close fit in terms of being close to home in Michigan,” Theisen said. “I’m super excited for this opportunity, and hopefully we can win a championship here in Dubuque and be off to Notre Dame to win one there as well.”
In 37 games this season, the Monroe, MI native has tallied 40 points (23G, 17A), which is tied for third among all USHL players. His 23 goals lead the team and are second in the league.
“We’re really excited for Colin, we believe it’s a great fit because of the combination of athletics and academics that Notre Dame has become known for,” Fighting Saints head coach/GM Jason Lammers said. “We believe Colin is going to be a great asset to their organization and institution.”
Theisen will join a Fighting Irish team that includes former Fighting Saint Michael O’Leary, and will also include current teammate Alex Steeves.
Prior to his time in Dubuque, Theisen played for the Coulee Region Chill (NAHL), Victory Honda (T1EHL) and Compuware (HPHL). The Fighting Saints now have 17 Division 1 commits on the roster.
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 15th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2016-17. 30 or more players from the USHL have been selected in four 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.
Tag(s): Player News