Sheridan forward Schwartzmiller called up to NAHL
November 20, 2019
The Sheridan Hawks of the NA3HL are pleased to announce that forward and leading scorer Justin Schwartzmiller has been called up to the Bismarck Bobcats in the North American Hockey League (NAHL).
Schwartzmiller, 19, is currently 3rd in NA3HL scoring with 53 points in 20 games, which includes a league-leading 32 goals.
Schwartzmiller said it is the goal of every player in Tier III hockey to move up to a higher level, and this is his shot to earn a roster spot with the Bobcats. “I was pretty excited; it is a pretty big deal to be able to come up and skate with these guys,” Schwartzmiller said. “Give myself a chance to see where I match up against this level of hockey.”
Sheridan Hawks head coach Andy Scheib said this is a great opportunity for Schwartzmiller. Even though it means the Hawks lose their leading scorer, it is the goal of Tier III hockey to advance players to the next level.
“It is a good opportunity for him. He has worked hard; he has earned it. He has been leading our team in scoring and off the ice. He is a great kid,” Scheib said. “With Schwartzmiller advancing to the higher level, it will not only give him more exposure but it helps give the Hawks exposure as well. The exposure helps with signing players and in recruiting because it shows the Hawks provide players with an opportunity to advance to a higher level.”
In 67 career NA3HL games the past two seasons, Schwartzmiller has recorded 110 career points. He also was selected to and played in the 2019 NA3HL Top Prospects Tournament for the Central Division team, where he had six points in three games.