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Granite City defenseman Schuldt makes college commitment

June 10, 2020

Granite City Lumberjacks and NA3HL Top Prospects defenseman Jacob Schuldt has committed to play ACHA Division 1 hockey for Iowa State.

The Granite City Lumberjacks, proud members of the NA3HL, are pleased to announce that Top Prospects defenseman Jacob Schuldt has committed to play ACHA Division 1 hockey for Iowa State University of the Central States Collegiate Hockey League for the 2020-21 season.

Schuldt, 21, played for the Lumberjacks in 40 total regular season games, scoring 5 goals and 7 assists and was a +23 this season with Granite City.

The 6’2/194 lbs. native of Minnetonka, Minnesota was also a member of the Yellowstone Quake during the 2017-18 season collecting 2 goals and 19 assists in 54 total games including playoffs.

He also represented the West Division this season in the 2020 Top Prospects Tournament with 1 goal and 4 assists. Schuldt finished his NA3HL hockey career with 87 games played, 7 goals and 24 assists for 31 points.

“Playing junior hockey in Granite City is an awesome experience. The attention to detail, hard work and care put into this team by everybody involved puts this organization a step above. What truly defines this team however is the people. The coaches are knowledgeable. They treat their players right and understand that hockey is so much more than just a game. The trainers go out of their way to ensure the safety and well-being of every player. The gameday staff are professional about their work and are invested in providing a great gameday experience. The billet families take each kid in as their own and give them everything they need to perform. Finally, the fans are better than anywhere in junior hockey. Home ice advantage is alive and well at the Armadillo because of the amazing people who come out to support the team for every game,” said Schuldt.

Lumberjacks assistant coach Eric Moser stated, “Schuldt was an unbelievable young man on and off the ice for us. He was always a reliable guy for us on the back end and was never afraid to play with that tough guy mentality. He did all the little things right which earned him the role as an assistant captain. His presence was definitely heard and felt in the dressing room and he was a guy the rest of our group rallied behind. We wish Jacob the best of luck with the next step of his career and are excited to see what success awaits him at the next level.”

Schuldt will join fellow Jacks alumni Kearby Larson (’99-North St Paul, MN) and Matt Moran (’98-Sartell, MN) at Iowa State.

“The Lumberjacks organization is a family to many and is treated as such by involved. I look forward to visiting often to catch up with everybody who makes up the GCL family. I couldn’t have asked for a better place to end by junior hockey career,” said Schuldt.

Click here for an NA3HL college commitment list 

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