Chicago goalie Markelov makes college commitment
May 27, 2016
The Chicago Bulldogs of the NA3HL are pleased to announce that goaltender Sergey Markelov has committed to play for Lewis University, an ACHA Division II program.
Markelov, a 6’0/190 lbs. goalie who hails from Bolingbrook, Illinois, committed to the Flyers after completing his first season of junior hockey. He spent the majority of the season with the Bulldogs in the NA3HL and also played for the Forest Lake Lakers of the USPHL.
After being drafted into the GMHL by the Grey Highlands Bravehearts, Sergey decided to stay in the states and appeared in 15 games between his US teams posting a 4.00 GAA, .900 Save % & 1 Shutout.
Sergey will be attending Lewis on academic scholarship and majoring in business/marketing.
Lewis University is the top aviation school in the country winning countless awards yearly. The Flyers finished the season ranked in the top 10 of the ACHA Division II (20-5-2) and won the NCHL regular season title.
“I've goalie coached Sergey for a few years and always knew he was a goalie I'd try to bring into the Lewis program. He's extremely quick in his movements inside the blue paint, has a great ability to read the play and his work ethic has no empty tank. He needed some development and Sergey got that under his belt this season, seeing the mass numbers of shots from some very strong NA3HL opposing teams. Getting tested like that and having to battle night in and night out physically & mentally will help him as he makes the jump to college hockey. I look forward to him having a strong career with us,” said Lewis University head coach Tim Picco.