Cleveland alum Schultz to captain Army in 2013-14
May 16, 2013
The Cleveland Jr. Lumberjacks of the North American 3 Hockey League (NA3HL) are pleased to announced that former forward Brian Schultz has been named captain for the Army men’s hockey team for the upcoming 2013-14 season. Army is a member of the NCAA Division I Atlantic Hockey Association (AHA).
Schultz, 23, is originally from Aurora, Ohio, and started his junior career with the Jr. Lumberjacks when they were playing in what was then the Central States Hockey League (CSHL). He later went onto play junior hockey for two years in the Canadian Junior Hockey League and then in the Eastern Junior Hockey League before moving onto Army in 2010-11.
Entering his senior season, Schultz has played in 94 career NCAA games at Army and has recorded 13 points. This past season was his most productive to date as he recorded seven points in 33 games and also served as alternate captain.
“We couldn’t be happier for Brian and know he will make a fine captain at West Point,” said Cleveland head coach Bob Jacobson. “It is rewarding to see a player begin his junior career with us and then climb the ladder to ultimately realize a dream of playing Division I hockey. To do it at a place like West Point gives everyone an extra sense of pride.”
In 2013-14, Army will play three teams that qualified for the NCAA Tournament in Canisius, Niagara and Boston College and will open the campaign with the annual Black vs. Gold Game on Oct. 5.
The Black Knights will have one of the youngest teams in the country in 2013-14 with at least 23 freshmen and sophomores on the roster.
"This will be a challenge, no doubt about that," said ninth-year Army hockey head coach Brian Riley. "We open with two non-conference games against very good teams and then get right in league play. As we have learned year after year, any team can win in any given night in college hockey. Our schedule will test our young roster and that experience will be invaluable when the playoffs roll around in March."