Cincinnati forward Schneider makes NCAA commitment
March 22, 2016
The Cincinnati Thunder, proud members of the NA3HL, are pleased to announce that forward Hunter Schneider has committed to play NCAA hockey for the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. UWRF is an NCAA Division III school who are members of the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC).
Schneider, 20, is in his final season of junior hockey, which has been primarily spent playing in the NA3HL. The native of Willmar, Minnesota, split time this season between the Thunder in the NA3HL and the Springfield Jr. Blues in the NAHL. In 11 regular season games with Cincinnati this season, Schneider (5’101/170) had 17 points. Schneider began the season in Springfield, where he played in 32 regular season games and recorded 15 points.
Schneider broke into the NA3HL with Granite City during the 2012-13 season after completing his high school career at Willmar High School. The following season in 2013-14 was split between Granite City and Cincinnati. During that season, he appeared in the 2014 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament for the Central Division team. The following season in 2014-15, Scheider played the entire year for Cincinnati, where he had 35 points in 41 games played. He also played in the 2015 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament for the East Division team.
Overall in his NA3HL career, Scheider appeared in 100 regular season games and recorded 98 points.
"Hunter is a very fast, highly skilled player who has always been an offensive threat. His ability to make plays at full speed is second to none at this level. Over the past year he has grown tremendously on the defensive side and his time spent in Springfield made him a more complete player with a very well rounded game,” said Cincinnati head coach Ryan Colville. “He has been a part of this organization for parts of three years and we are very proud of what he has accomplished and know he will have success at River Falls."