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Dubuque Fighting Saints forward Taylor Schneider has committed to play his college hockey at Bowling Green State University.
“When I visited there, I really liked the campus, and I played with two guys that went there to play and they seemed to love it,” Schneider said. “It just felt like a good fit for me.”
Schneider has notched a goal and five assists in his 26 games of action with the Fighting Saints. The Lakeville, MN native made the team after being drafted in the 15th round of the 2017 USHL Phase II Draft and a solid preseason effort. Recently, he has been part of a dynamic line alongside Tyce Thompson and Adam Tisdale.
“Everything I’ve done every day in Dubuque, between practices and classes, and doing extra stuff outside of practice has helped me get to this point,” Schneider added.
“We’re happy for him. He’s earned it in every sense of the way through hard work and coming into camp and earning a spot on the team,” said assistant coach Paul Kirtland. “He’s the epitome of our four pillars: conditioning, competing, community, and college.”
Most importantly, Schneider has been an invaluable part of the Saints’ penalty kill (81.3%), which has given up the second-fewest power play goals against in the league (14).
“He is all about competitiveness. He’s a taller kid, he has reach and he can skate. Those three things definitely help him as a great penalty killer, and those are his biggest assets.”
Prior to his USHL career, Schneider played for the Brookings Blizzard (NAHL) and Lakeville North (USHS).
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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