Jordan Steinmetz, Sioux City Musketeers (courtesy Hickling Images)
On Saturday afternoon, Sioux City Musketeers forward Jordan Steinmetz announced his commitment to play college hockey at St. Lawrence University.
St. Lawrence is no stranger to strong academics and Steinmetz, who plans on studying economics, listed the school’s strong academics and outstanding coaching staff as the biggest reasons for his decision.
This season, Steinmetz sits eighth on the Musketeers in scoring with four goals and five assists in 24 games, and while those are solid numbers, Musketeers Head Coach Luke Strand believes there are many other factors that earned Steinmetz his scholarship.
“Steiny is an everyday player who makes everyone around him better," Strand said. "He is situationally solid on both sides of the puck and a true warrior of a player.”
That warrior mentality has been on display in a big way the past several games when Steinmetz has been on the receiving end of big checks, but none kept him out of the game for long. The best example may have been on Dec. 7th against the Lincoln Stars. Steinmetz took a huge hit, but never left the game. The game would eventually head to overtime, where Sioux City had to play a man down and Steinmetz was out blocking shots on the penalty kill. St. Lawrence is excited to get a player as tough and hard-working as Steinmetz.
Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, the USHL celebrates its 17th season as the nation's only Tier I junior hockey league in 2018-19. The USHL had a record 45 players selected at the 2018 NHL Draft, more than any junior league in the world, 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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